I will be shamelessly promoting myself on this page with my poetry and/or short stories…….wait don’t leave just yet!! Too late, some people really are terrified of ‘poems’.
Whilst I’ve always loved writing rhyming poetry it’s not really considered contemporary in current poetry circles so I’ve gradually shifted to free verse and two of these appear in issue 33 of Blackmail Press a New Zealand based online poetry journal. The irony is not lost on me that my free verse is literally readable ‘for free’
Late last year a wonderful avante-garde poet-musician performer-lady (who also makes the most wonderful ‘upcycled’ trinkets) printed one of my teeny tiny poems in her Lavender Room series of poetry. Mine is entitled Remains Anonymous, and is under my full monicker of Dawn Joy Silversides…..which is just about the least marketable name ever……..and appears in the Bumper Poetry Zine in a matchbox, Issue 8. Just because something is teeny tiny doesn’t mean it’s not important to someone or it doesn’t matter. I can never thank her enough for believing in me and continuing to encourage me….and we’ve never even met; such is the power of the internet. I am still pinching myself that I’m in print just a few pages away from Jacob Polley, one of my favourite poets.
The zine’s are ridiculously cheap and really do come in a matchbox with a match so you can burn them if you’re feeling brave/outraged/frivolous.