More This ‘n’ That
Today, Friday 8, I’m on the roster to contribute to the Tuesday Poem Blog’s first birthday poem–my lines should be up by mid-day, so here’s hoping I don’t drop the collective ball! (Gulps!) You can check out how it’s all going, here. And I do love the chocolate birthday cake by US poet T. Clear—trouble is, I want a real taste of that, not just a virtual one!
I also love the way the progressive poem has evolved out of the legend of the Norse god Tyr, who lost his hand to the wolf Fenris in order to save the rest of the gods … that was always one of my favourite of the Norse myths when I first started reading them as a kid. (Tyr also gave his name to “Tuesday”, of course.)
Another project that I’m very enthusiastic about at present is Tales for Canterbury, the short fiction anthology being put together by Cassie Hart and Anna Caro as a fund raiser for Christchurch after the February 22nd story. I’m just putting the finishing touches to The Fountain, which I’ve donated to the project. Other writers who are contributing work include Neil Gaiman, Karen Healey, Juliet Marillier, Ripley Patton, Mary Victoria and Sean Williams amongst many more. You can read the full list of contributors here.
You may also like this promotional video put together by Matt Cowens, a fellow contributor.
I will be writing to everyone I know—who does not live in Christchurch —about Tales for Canterbury and encouraging them to pre-order, but if you are reading this blog and want to both acquire a great anthology and help Chriscthurch and its people post-earthquake, then hie thee to Random Static and preorder here.
I reiterate: do not wait, do not pass go—preorder now! (Just to be absolutely clear, not one penny goes to the contributors, editors or publishers—this is all for the earthquake cause.)
And for those of you who wonder whether, as a writer, it is absolutely necessary also to have a cat, check out Writers and Kitties. You may recall that I established my credentials in this department on January 19.