Remember the thoroughbred girls? The girls we watched in washroom mirrors and fell in love with. With kohl eyes, powder puffs, chapstick lips & candy-floss pink cheeks. The girls who shot the pistol at the starting line and still finished first. Who took drugs and hearts like jumps, curled their knees beneath them. The girls … Continue reading Thoroughbreds
Flowers on the Wall, my second collection is now available to buy on Amazon and Etsy. Etsy copies will take 1-2 weeks but will be signed as a default. Amazon Etsy A collection of daydreams and wishes, love letters and fears, Kristiana Reed's second poetry collection is a nostalgic exploration of love, loss and the … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall is here!
Thank you Candice for interviewing me about writing and my second collection, Flowers on the Wall!
Further updates: giveaway winners have been announced – @caitlinthornleywords and @diane_writes are the winners. I will be live on Instagram tonight (Sunday, 2nd August) at 8pm reading poems from the collection and work from incredible writers. ❤
Recently I had the great fortune to interview one of my all-time favorite modern poets Kristiana Reed and here, alongside her interview, is a short of her reading one of her poems from her second collection of poetry, Flowers on the Wall. This collection is coming out early August.
Candice: You have a background in Classics and you write a lot of very high-quality poetry that pays homage to your learning. Do you feel that helps you as a writer? And if so, how?
Kristiana: Thank you. The fact my degree is in Classics has afforded me a knowledge of mythology, of empire, of how history repeats itself, of the beginnings of poetry in the oral tradition, and of some of our earliest poets (Sappho, Theognis and Hesiod). Consequently, I find myself alluding to the past, our legacy and ideas which perhaps enrich the poetry I write. I think…
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My international giveaway for Flowers on the Wall ends today at 11pm BST! Giveaway post - comment to enter
Reading Kristiana’s words places me somewhere between a melancholic stroll through the woods with light droplets of rain hitting my face, and a car drive late at night down a long stretch of road that feels familiar yet untravelled. In both instances, the world stops spinning, and time as I know it loses its meaning. … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall – advance review from S. K. Nicholas
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I first encountered the poetry of Kristiana Reed on her blog My Screaming Twenties and very quickly became a fan of her writing. Last year Reed published her first poetry collection, Between the Trees, which was a fantastic poetry cycle telling the story of her emotional life. The depth of her poetry and her skills … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall – advance review from John W. Leys
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Kristiana's second poetry volume opens with a quiet assertion of power, self-acceptance and self-compassion. The poet declares herself to be 'foolhardy and faerie, clumsy and pretty, angry at the world and everyone in it, loved and unloved but always in love.' ['I will'] A more fitting opening would be difficult to find. Reed's collection explores … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall – advance review from Lois E. Linkins
To celebrate the release of my second collection, Flowers on the Wall, I am hosting an international giveaway. I will be giving away two copies of Flowers on the Wall and announce the winners on Sunday, 2nd August. You have until Saturday, 1st August 11pm BST to enter. For a chance to win a copy … Continue reading Flowers on the Wall: International Giveaway