Friday, 9 May 2008

Poetic Collaboration




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.

4 comments:

Tania Hershman said...

Sounds wonderful and with the potential, with both collaborations, to be very fruitful. I have never really collaborated, but an artist friend of mine a few months ago asked me for three of my shortest stories with a view to doing something with them. Nothing yet!

Women Rule Writer said...

Oh, that sounds exciting. I hope s/he comes up with something. Let us know! It's so fabulous, when art inspires art. It's as it should be.

PJ Nolan said...

best of luck with what sounds like a very interesting project. As somebody who works (!?!) with both words and visuals, I'm fascinated by the interplay, successful or otherwise. Mark Granier's mix of photography and poetry is worth a look: http://markgranier.blogspot.com/

Women Rule Writer said...

Hi PJ
I've popped onto Mark's blog occasionally. He has a delicate touch with poetry and a great eye. I keep thinking I'll do a photo blog, but with this one, and the vegan one, I barely have time to write as it is. Well, I do have time, I'm just a master procrastinator...