Remember the thoroughbred girls? The girls we watched in washroom mirrors and fell in love with. With kohl eyes,  powder puffs, chapstick lips & candy-floss pink cheeks. The girls who shot the pistol at the starting line and still finished first. Who took drugs and hearts like jumps, curled their knees beneath them. The girls … Continue reading Thoroughbreds

Kristiana Reed Interview / her second book / Flowers on the Wall

Thank you Candice for interviewing me about writing and my second collection, Flowers on the Wall!

Further updates: giveaway winners have been announced – @caitlinthornleywords and @diane_writes are the winners. I will be live on Instagram tonight (Sunday, 2nd August) at 8pm reading poems from the collection and work from incredible writers. ❤


Recently I had the great fortune to interview one of my all-time favorite modern poets Kristiana Reed and here, alongside her interview, is a short of her reading one of her poems from her second collection of poetry, Flowers on the Wall. This collection is coming out early August.

Candice: You have a background in Classics and you write a lot of very high-quality poetry that pays homage to your learning. Do you feel that helps you as a writer? And if so, how?

Kristiana: Thank you. The fact my degree is in Classics has afforded me a knowledge of mythology, of empire, of how history repeats itself, of the beginnings of poetry in the oral tradition, and of some of our earliest poets (Sappho, Theognis and Hesiod). Consequently, I find myself alluding to the past, our legacy and ideas which perhaps enrich the poetry I write. I think…

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