Friday, 9 May 2008
I’m taking part in two collaborations at the moment; one of my own invention, with a fellow writer and good friend. The project is loosely called ‘Postcards’. We each randomly buy a postcard that appeals to us (2 copies of it), send the postcard to the other, and we both have to write a poem based on the image on the card. It’s an odd way to work but we are both pleased with the results so far. Website and chapbook to follow, when we reach some sort of end. Possibly early 2009.
My second collaborative project is trickier: an artist and I have been put together by an art mag and a lit mag respectively. We’ve chosen our ‘topic’ (under wraps, so far) and now we have to devise a way of turning that topic into art. Art that is art mag and lit mag friendly. It is intriguing and a tad daunting. The artist and I met for the first time yesterday; we get on well and had an interesting and lofty field trip in Dublin.
I will report further on both these collaborations as they develop.