August kicks off with 3 of my poems appearing in Black Mirror Magazine. What this batch have in common is that they all play around with shape and form. Since poetry should be open to the interpretation of the reader, I won’t say too much about the inspiration behind them. Poems are subjective, and all too often the poet can get ‘precious’ about their work. I’ve met many writers in my time who try to defend the intention behind their work. Why bother? Isn’t it wonderful to hear how other people see your work? Isn’t that how we develop and improve as artists? At least I like to think so… comments are always welcome!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019. Leilanie has also published four poetry collections: Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their rambunctious toddler, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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  1. Steve Manolis says:

    I like cosmic. You have an existentialist flare to your poetry. Keep up the good work.

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