I just rediscovered this poem I wrote years ago about a coffee barista. It's nice to be reunited.
Grim Tales is a book of dark fairy tales that is a collaboration between The Incubator and Tauranga Women’s Refuge.
Looking through my archives, I realised I've never posted the poems I wrote for the poet/artist collaboration I did with Timo Rannali back in 2005. So here they...
Natural talent is nothing without lots of practice and preparation. It would have taken my friend James ages to get this Iron Man picture right.
In the same way that every good book leads to another good book, every piece of creativity generates more creativity.
... ‘No poetry. Poetry dies tonight.’ You have to love your art enough to take risks with it and set it free from its own convention.
... This morning I received an amazing email from someone who read my column in today's paper about poetry and art.
... This poem was written in response to a painting by artist Dave Roy called Abraxas and the White Angel.