preliminary ideas

I’ve started to write some poetry again and remembered that I had bought Verse & – the last collection of poems written by Oliver Bernard before he died. He died 1 June 2013 and I was amazed at how little I knew about this charismatic English teacher who had encouraged my early writing when I was about 14.

I’ve begun to draw small scraps of my domestic surroundings in the book, starting to investigate the idea of layering (which of course is there in the collage and the papier mache).