Does poetry work better as words on a page, or is it better performed? Is it better to be read, or heard? When I hear a poem read by the poet, often it sounds different than how I hear it in my mind – not only the poet’s syntax, but even their natural accent can make a change to how a poem sounds.

With that in mind, here’s my latest poetry-video-selfie. What do you get if you combine one poet plus one ipad? Depends on the verse! This is a metaphysical one of mine that was first published in Inclement Magazine Summer 2011 Issue.

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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