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The next year…

Some of my Garifuna friends at church in Belize

Over the next year I will be working hard on raising money for my MA in Victorian Literature, applying for MFAs for the following year, submitting to publishers, and applying for writer’s residencies.

I made the decision not to start submitting my work for publication until I had graduated; as I wanted to spend my time compiling a substantial portfolio that was proficiently edited.

About to have dinner at La Muse

However, I have been published by the National Gulisi Garifuna Museum in Belize, who printed a sequence of poems that they commissioned while I lived in the nearby area in the months of February-April, 2007. This publication is still available in Belize and commemorates the Garifuna tribe.

I also recently completed a Poet’s Residency at the La Muse Artists’ and Writers’ Retreat House in Languedoc, France on a Barter Fellowship.

View of the Montagne Noire from La Muse

While at La Muse I completed a sequence of poems about the Cathars—a small Protestant Movement that was persecuted and exterminated by the Catholic Church in the twelfth-century.

As I am a Catholic, writing the poem was particularly challenging for me—but I feel that the most liberating thing about poetry is that it forces you to experience the world phenomenologically through the medium of the image. The ambiguity of the signifier also goes a long way towards destroying your cultural preconceptions.

John Fanning and Kerry Elison (the Directors) outside La Muse with their daughter, Gloria

As you will have gathered when it comes to literature I dream big. That’s why we write—it’s the only place where we can live out our wildest fantasies.

I have only just started to try and realise all my ambitions, and this is the first real attempt I have made to put my poetry out there. I really really hope you enjoy reading it, and if you don’t I hope you hate it passionately!

Definitive proof of mediocrity is lukewarm sentiment!

If you want to know about about what I’m doing right now, check out my blog.

Azelina Copyrighted by Azelina Flint 2012

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