‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ transition made

Misread He takes in the view all the lines and spaces curves and wiggles traced their flow and punctuation top to bottom footnotes nothing hidden from him He turns the pages over no choice she made him dense close packed tension no clarity or meaning she too complicated for him too deep too dark he leaves # She wrote stories he couldn't read‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ the first book of my transition from scientist to writer will be published in May by Potter’s Grove Press. Writing poetry came as a surprise to me. I’d a novel in mind, ‘Believing Sight Unseen,’ it still is; competing hard with the immediacy of poetry.

 I started writing late, creatively, that is. Until 2012 I wrote disciplined non-fiction, lived a scientist’s life of peer review and publication. I worked at boundaries; of the physical and life sciences, of industry and academia, of research and mentoring, of observation and extrapolation. 2012 to 2017 the transition made, not easily, not smoothly, easing out of science, finding my way to write. 

 Turned out my approach to writing not so different to the way I did science – a little unconventional – using words in place of molecules to explore boundaries; real, imagined, of my mind and yours. In short, PowerPoint bullet points became verse – I like to keep things tight.

Weekday Lines: 21-25/Oct/19

BelievingSightUnseen
@EDC_Writing
‘You like space to be yourself as I do, you have commitments you take seriously, I too very much so, you feel most alive exposed to nature, the feel of warm rain on your skin, and now and then a need to feel a beating heart, close, not tied to, free to be you, like me.’
#vss365

Tweets -Wednesday Lines -14/Aug/19

Sam & Erin out there and odd poems too … Twitter writing prompts can be a good way to get your words seen. Here are two of mine today.

BelievingSightUnseen
@EDC_Writing
‘As I’ve said I know you, you see pressure in everything, even when its really not there, and you just won’t give in to a man’s point of view, being #stubborn is your auto-response, it always has been with me, why not truly listen and give the real inner you a chance?’ #vss365
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‘Come on, stop playing games, I know you’re a smart girl, so less of the indignation please, it’s not helping you or us, so get real, stop avoiding the problem you have with men, I’m one and I’m trying to help you, okay!’ #1lineWed – theme ‘game’