I am excited to announce that my new poetry collection, Fanny B. Mine, will be out with Beir Bua Press in October 2021!
Fanny B. Mine is an exploration of John Keat's and Fanny Brawne's relationship through a modern-day lens, i.e.: it examines what would happen if they met today.
It's an experimental series of responses, interpretations, visual poetry and letters. It was a lot of fun to write and I love the journey that unfolds through the collection.
As a side note, I have huge respect for Keats and he was a big influence for me as a young writer growing up next to Hampstead Heath. In English class, I would look over the Heath (which was next to my school) and think about Keats wandering around and writing about what he saw. It was really inspiring but at the same time, when I read the letters he sent Fanny Brawne and some she wrote after his death, I wondered, what would happen if they met in the present time?