The clock in my room wanes like a moon; with each inward collapse of tick to tock, light grazes the walls - glass beneath water - I count quietly, each inward collapse, my tick to tock, dreams of petrichor healing; evaporating raindrops on my lips. I yearn for yesterdays in the shape of tomorrows, for … Continue reading Dali’s clocks
Our eyes do not shine with judgement like theirs, our small, pinpricks of coloured light, peaches, purples, reds and pinks, but we watch you as we drink, sip from the vase usually kept beneath the sink. We seek the sun but find ourselves resting upon your weary face, distant in the netherworlds of a mind … Continue reading Tulips to Sylvia
you will wish you could unlearn the words people have used to describe you. you will unlearn words you have used to describe others. you will let go of the anger you spelled the same as your middle name. you will embrace the anger fuelling fires of change. you will stop setting fires … Continue reading A list poem for my past self
Ghost ship is my body, left to wander and sink upon waves, the belly of squalls. I traverse the ocean floor and disintegrate in the north-easterly winds. I let the sun shine through me. Ghost ship is my body without hands which feel, without a helm at which to stand and point yonder. I … Continue reading Ghost ship
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
Flowers on the Wall, my second collection is now available to buy on Amazon and Etsy. Etsy copies will take 1-2 weeks but will be signed as a default. Amazon Etsy A collection of daydreams and wishes, love letters and fears, Kristiana Reed's second poetry collection is a nostalgic exploration of love, loss and the … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall is here!
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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My international giveaway for Flowers on the Wall ends today at 11pm BST! Giveaway post - comment to enter
Reading Kristiana’s words places me somewhere between a melancholic stroll through the woods with light droplets of rain hitting my face, and a car drive late at night down a long stretch of road that feels familiar yet untravelled. In both instances, the world stops spinning, and time as I know it loses its meaning. … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall – advance review from S. K. Nicholas
Hey! Just a quick post to say there are two signed copies of my first collection, Between the Trees, left on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/760618337/between-the-trees-poetry-and-prose?ref=listings_manager_grid From Sunday, 2nd August, the shop will be stocked with my second collection too.