I’ve spent most of this winter break playing
Pokemon Omega Ruby video games and watching Korean drama Netflix, and while that has definitely helped me de-stress from my not-so-great fall semester, I really ought to be focusing on more original work while I have the free time.
(because it’s not like I’m an English major or anything and have a final creative project due in April. Nah).
I’m currently writing a poem about the artist Ana Mendieta. I took a Post-War and Contemporary Art class last Fall and was absolutely struck by her artistic but tragic life. I might submit it to a few contests/open calls for submissions in the next few weeks.
Other than that poem, I don’t have anything else concrete. A few sentences, phrases here and there but nothing strung together. I guess it’s one of the flaws of being an image-based writer— I need something to stand out visually right away, and I just feel I’m not quite there yet.