I am published on the page seventeen blog and more importantly in Issue 09 :D
Below is my reflection on that, but I’m not linking to the poem as I want to support the magazine, and it is improved from an earlier draft of it on the bubble anyway!
One of my friends describes my poetry as “emotive confessional”, so I tend to start writing from an emotional viewpoint. In all my writing I try to be emotionally honest, which I define as my own unfiltered reaction to a topic or situation.
Black is about my grandma, who died in 2009, and it references the same hospital where my father died in 1997. I knew it was going to be a colour-driven poem, because especially against white hospital walls, it often seems to me that other colours and emotions are splashed in reaction. This poem was par…