I haven’t posted anything on this blog since New Years, but for the last 3 months I’ve been working on a poetry project so it warrants its own update on here. (Actually, for the first 3 months of the year I was posting weekly updates about what I was working on for each of my clients… that turned out to be a really bad idea though so I had to delete all the posts, hence why it seems like I haven’t written anything here in such a long time.)
Last year I spent a month backpacking through Mexico by myself, and it was a very transformational trip. I found a lot of beauty and inspiration in it, and I came back with a new direction. There’s no doubt that I will go back there again someday to see more of the country, but for now I’m working on a collection of poetry about my experiences there and posting it on Tumblr. The blog is called Wild Dogs of Mexico and there you can read about my experiences in the Land of Perpetual Summer. It has poems and photos, so there’s a good variety of material to look at. I’m calling it “a poetiphotographic journey.”
I’m even getting one of my Mexico poems published! Slow Bikes will run in issue VI of Sulphur. This marks the third poem I’ve ever had published in an outside source, so I’m pretty psyched about it. The poem was on my Tumblr, but since it’s getting published and they don’t take previously published work, I had to take it down. Being posted on a blog actually does count as being published, technically. I’ll have to wait, I think, until six months after publication until I can put it back up there. It is a really good poem though, and I’m not the only one who thinks so apparently.
Please check out my Mexico stuff and enjoy!