Wales and a Colonial Past

Just recently, I wrote up an article about a TV historian's comments on Wales, and I mapped out how those comments were so very reminiscent of English colonialism in Wales. You can find it here on Wales Online. In the late nineties when I started university, there were such changes in Wales regarding devolution and [...]

Poems on Stieglitz’s pictures of O’Keeffe

This month, I have some poems up on Compass Magazine based on the art and life of Georgia O'Keeffe. They draw on her paintings, her letters to her lover Alfred Stieglitz, his photographs of her, and descriptions of O’Keeffe by critics like Waldo Frank.It is in part inspired by the Tate Modern's current  major exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work. Years [...]

Bowie, Rape Culture, and Survival

When I heard that David Bowie had died, the first thing I did was pull up YouTube. I focused on hearing the songs again, and let the chaos of the morning at our house – plastic spoons, bibs and Tonka trucks – unfurl around me. When I first listened to 'Life On Mars,' I just [...]