Since the words we use reflect our worldview, controlling language helps control the picture that we see of the world. – Paul Kingsnorth
What we need is tear leaders, not cheer leaders. We need tear leaders to teach us how to mourn. – Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
October turned out to be a great month of reading after I set myself the Sealy challenge; of reading one book of poetry a day for a month.
Here’a the books I got through:
- Other Poetry, no.23 – anthology of poetry
- Writing for my life – Nancy Levin
- The World Don’t End – Charles Simic
- Our Dead Behind Us – Audre Lorde
- Butcher’s Dog 12 – anthology of poetry
- Butcher’s Dog 13 – anthology of poetry
- What to look for in Autumn – Ladybird Book
- Facts about the moon – Dori Anne Laux
- Undersong – Audre Lorde
- Postcolonial Love Poem – Natalie Diaz
- What the Water Gave Me – Pascal Petit
- It Ends With Her – Brianna Labuskes
- I am an Island – Tasmin Galidas
- The Crossroads of Should and Must – Elle Lune
- Danger on Peaks – Gary Synder
- The Goddess Oracle – Amy Sophia and Mara Rashinsky
- Blue Front – Martha Collins
- The Autumn House – Alison May
- The Winter House – Alison May
Watch this videoand recognise the truth.
Starting to write the Living Wild Studios Studio Notes today for my subscribers, I created a zine.
I’ve been struggling to put into words, public words what I feel about the current state of the world, particularly in relation to the murders, police brutality ad racial injustice which is happening in America, right now and has been for the past 11 days, or 400 years.
Please read this zine and share if you must. But do something else and more to make sure the rally cry #BlackLivesMatter, doesn’t fall on deaf ears and closed hearts.
“ When women speak truly they speak subversively – they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experiences as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change.” – Ursula Le Guin