I recently finished reading Pablo Neruda Abscence and Prescence by Poirot. It was a fantastic read with photos of the poet’s home. It was a profound experience to read Neruda especially when he experienced similar political instability in his country and as a poet as I do here in Aleppo.
On Writing by Stephen King was a great read. His voice is so moving. I read many books on writing and this is one of the best if not the best. I’m reading two of my friends poetry collections. Elee Kraljii Gardiner’s Trauma Head and Jónina Kirton’s Page as Bone Ink as Blood.
When I don’t have the stamina to read novels or Poetry, I read this fabulous art magazine from Calgary called Uppercase. It’s beautifully designed and it’s very inspiring. Recently my first chapbook was published by JackPine Press entitled The Soap of Aleppo and can be purchased from their website. Two upcoming chapbooks will be out by Pearl Pirie and Greyborder Press. I’m editing my first novel as well.