Friday, August 26, 2011


Things have been whirly.

I've had work up at A Dead Good Blog - my fever dream of Blackpool. I'm thrilled and a bit nervous to be hanging out with real poets lately.

Four haiku featured in p o e t r y z o w n magazine -all bird-related, they were titled: Kingfisher, Swallow, Collared Dove and Seagull. If you're in the vicinity of Ontario, look for the fuchsia issue!

And yesterday my interview went up at PANK magazine. I am all bowled over being let into PANK at all, and I have a feeling I was really probably trying too hard there. Can you tell?

Meanwhile, I'm working on the Steamlust animation. Not much left to do now. I hope to finish that soon, so stay tuned for the unveiling! It's autumn here. Mist and rosehips, baking sweet potato brownies and listening to my son learn new words. Not what I'd call mellow. Hopefully fruitful.


Jo said...

Want the recipe!

Ha, now that you say it, perhaps you were trying quite hard - but god knows there's worse things than trying hard, it was a fun interview :)

Congrats on the bird poems! Am v excited to see the finished movie, too.

Nikki Magennis said...

It was delicious, Jo! I can scan it for you.

Thanks re everything else.

Justine Elyot said...

'Real poets'? But you are a real poet. I love your Blackpool piece - it reminds me of those films of seaside-gone-wrong with distorted fairground music and close-ups of sinister-looking Punches. (I sound as if I've made those up, but I know I've seen them.)

Nikki Magennis said...

Thanks so much, Justine. I know precisely what film you mean.