Hey everyone, my time has been limited lately which means I have been working a lot. However, I will be getting to something that has slipped my mind for some time and that is to transfer the Scents Sand Censor Billy Tea series of poems onto this site. If you have been visiting the site for a while you would know there is another older site buried underneath this one.
I have been busy working through the old website and copying over all of the single poems that don’t belong to a series. Needless to say it was pretty cool to read poems written a number of years ago and think back to those times and even disagree with some and find myself unchanged in relation to others. Despite any changes in myself as a person I don’t think I disagree with anything I have ever written, purely because it has lead me to more research, more understanding and a steadier flow towards what I want from a creative point of view.
The idea of faith has always fascinated me and it is a hard concept to pin down. It is not a belief system but rather a belief that something can be achieved. This is why poetry works so well when speaking of faith, as the poet should be writing about emotions and the general striving and struggles of mankind.
All artistic pursuits need some kind of inspiration which is why nature and our environment provide for such amazing creativity. When we use our natural environment for creative pursuits it can also be a form of conservation and this has been the case for thousands of years.
I have been publishing poetry online for a number of years now so I thought it would be a great time to celebrate the new site by sharing some insights. While many of you love to write and read poetry there are some tips that will bring your poetry a bigger audience and even give you a chance to put your own book together. In fact, all of my poetry audience is online as a ‘poet on the page’ but there are also opportunities for performance poets as well.
I have finally added my poetry and photography to the shiny new site that I built a little while ago. I started with my latest series from last year which went really well online and is still getting a lot of visits. While it is still available on the old site it looks more how I envisioned it when I wrote it.
I have been writing for some time about the visual aspects of poetry and the new site layout and design certainly lends itself to this. If some of the works seem familiar when you are looking through them it is because two of the poems (Alpha Omega and Dried) are used in the main site design.
I originally started kjwriteleft.com because I was unhappy with the amount of actually work I had as a writer and artist. It is great now to use all of my older works to develop this new site that people can still enjoy for free. I will be adding my favourite series Scents Sand Censor Billy Tea as soon as I can as well.
Working on the new site has certainly motivated me to get to work on a 2011 poetry series for everyone online. In particular I always want to thank twitter users that have played such a big role in making my poetry and photography do so well online. I hope this site is much more visually appealing to all of you and that you will continue to support the site in its new and improved format.
I have put plans on hold for an Art Auctions site mainly because of personal commitments but am very excited to get that moving ASAP. I hope it will be a gift of sorts to all the other online artists out there that are looking to display their work and even sell them on the Internet. So for now, please enjoy my current work on the site and feel free to share it around the net!