I am pleased to announce that my poem “The Man With the Mop” has been included on Dodo Modern Poets for September 2020. To listen to my poem (and that of the other contributors), please visit, http://dodovidpoets.blogspot.com/2020/09/virtual-dodo-3-september-2020.html.
K Morris reading his poem ‘I Heard Leaves Fall’.
I have just uploaded several videos to Youtube of me reading poems from my book ‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious) poetry. A lot of the poems were read next to the Wood near my home, and due to the wind, the sound quality is impaired.
“Dalliance” was the first collection of poetry published by me. Or, to be absolutely accurate, the first collection of poetry (and prose) to be published by mme.
One of the poems appearing in “Dalliance” is entitled “Midnight”
You can find “Dalliance” here, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24498367-dalliance, and here https://www.amazon.com/Dalliance-collection-poetry-prose-Morris-ebook/dp/B00QQVJC7E/
I wrote the below poem late one evening, which is unusual for me as most of my writing takes place during the day. Perhaps the late hour of it’s composition goes some way to explaining the somewhat (to my mind at least) sinister nature of the poem.
The churchyard is shrouded in snow.
Trees stand stark against the white.
Whilst looking through my blog’s archives, I came across 2 posts on the theme of sex work. The first is a link to me reading my poem “The Professional Escort, whilst the second is a review of “Lucky Girl”, a book by former professional escort Violet Ivy.
You can find my poem “The High Class Escort” here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmVdogOUwFQ&feature=emb_title.
My review of Violet Ivy’s “Lucky Girl” is accessible here, https://kmorrispoet.com/2013/07/01/book-review-lucky-girl-how-i-survived-the-sex-industry-by-violet-ivy/.
For anyone interested in the ethics of sex work/prostitution, you can find my review of “Being and Being Bought” here, https://kmorrispoet.com/2018/10/19/being-and-being-bought-prostitution-surrogacy-and-the-split-self-by-kajsa-ekis-ekman-book-review/. The book is written by a left-wing feminist and describes prostitution as exploitation of women by men. In it the author calls for the world to adopt the Swedish law under which those who pay for sex are criminalised.
There is, of course an alternative perspective to that expounded in “Being and Being Bought”, which consists of the argument that sex work/prostitution should be decriminalised. See, for example the website of The English Collective of Prostitutes, https://prostitutescollective.net/.
Some vampire humour