Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Calibna J. Kerr : part one

Calibna J. Kerr or the Junk Talk Poet, is most well known for his most recent work in poetry - Take This Pill and A Cockroach's Tea Party (Published by Burdizzo Bards). The poet approaches controversial social questions with a refreshing and stimulating outlook on the world, blending light and darkness with unpredictable bouncy alliterative rhythms.

Inspired by the working-class cities and towns surrounding Birmingham the writer explores the boundaries of form and meter, in a way that mimics the unpredictability of modern life making somewhat unexpected comparisons that create an infinite range of extraordinary images.

His new publication, Grenade Rain Dance is due to be released on August 31st. Follow @JunkTalkPoet - Twitter.

What are you working on?

Currently, I am in the process of a final edit on a fictional psychological thriller novella, entitled When the Caged Canary Sings, as I was eager to explore other forms of written expression. In terms of poetry, I try to publish a collection per year, and my latest publication, ‘Grenade Rain Dance’ is due to be published 31st August. This is an exciting time, because it is more experimental and that little more unique than the previous collections published under my name and consists one long continuous poem that encapsulates social observations, and focuses on personal growth. I have always toyed with the idea of creating a longer piece of work, than traditional poetry, and I think with all forms of written creativity, it is the writer, author or poet’s job to push the boundaries of form, as without this there is very little originality, and with the changing of the world as time progresses, I think that becomes all the more important and this is what I have tried to do with this publication.


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