I’ve been developing and smartening this place up since April 2018, but it is an ongoing work, so please be patient.
I like things not to be too professional – slickness can hide something, or that something isn’t there at all, often what I’m most interested in, or value or need most – I like Wabi-sabi thinking and being.
Though I also learn others judge quickly on what they deem not professional, this is a tricky path to walk. I also wish to inform about myself and my writing without seeming like this is just a marketing ploy.
I’m aiming for the stars (at least occasionally), sometimes be in the gutter no doubt (but not I hope in a stereotypical sense, for the most part) and anywhere in between.
Since blogging regularly I’ve often posted very fresh poems, that’s been interesting, I like to share process like that, sometimes I’ve revised later. But it can go too far and so I also try to maintain quality and not just splurge.
At present (April 2020) I’m experimenting with scheduling and some other changes to try to increase views of my work – as the point is to get it out there. I’m also now hoping to add more of my own thinking, more about me and also about books, films, television or whatever as I go.
I set the page up to to give my work a face — and surprised myself by blogging poems, often as they emerge — I don’t want to overdo my organisation or promotion.
I began to write poetry during my postgraduate research as a counsellor. Since then its become a mainstay for me (both reading, making up for lost time, and writing). It connects me to my roots and tends to growth and wellness. In that time I also began a more open dialogue about gender. Both may have prevented earlier drift and mistake in life but couldn’t really be approached, spoken, then, as they needed, sadly – yet both, as for all of us, part of the ground within, there. I’m interested in how we may offer conditions that allow all to thrive in mutual respect, it’s all I can do.
the site’s title a blind catch in the sun is taken from an as yet unpublished poem in my collection and a happy synchronicity in what feels like another lifetime.
You can read about a forthcoming pamphlet of mine and full debut collection here.
Occasionally individual posts may be relevant, such as this – thinking about being an emerging poet in middle age
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You can email me at tonipoet at ablindcatchinthesun dot com
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