Intro to Poetry, Day 9: “landscape”

  I recently started a 10-day #introtopoetry course, courtesy of WordPress. (You can sign up too.) My ninth assignment is “landscape” and I’m using the poetic device apostrophe. When I left you the first time Your sounds and smells still tingling on my face I thought, ‘this is the last time’. I turned my back […]

Can you ever go home? On reading The Lights of Pointe-Noire by Alain Mabanckou

  Book Review: The Lights of Pointe-Noire by Alain Mabanckou Device: Paperback Location: My apartment, 해피타운, Jungri-dong, Daegu, South Korea Rating: By God, it’s beautiful   I waited nine months before finally reading Alain Mabanckou’s memoir, The Lights of Pointe-Noire. In September last year, I covered a panel discussion with Mabanckou at the 2015 Open […]


I’ve mosied my way into this creative non-fiction writing class run by Gill Rennie. (Check out her blog, A Light Switch, it’s rad), and this week’s topic is home. Prescribed reading, “A happy home” by Thomas De Quincey. I want to go home. Where’s home? Pause. I don’t know anymore. This used to be your […]