TBT: Florida, USA, December 2012

The Everglades

Watershed moments, reptiles with toothy smiles.

caution: gators

The Everglades
The Everglades

Gator

An anhinga
An anhinga
spatterdock
Spatterdock

Miami

Bienvenido a Miami, Art deco skies

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Art Basel:  Jenny Holzer
Art Basel: Jenny Holzer
Tower Theatre, Little Havana
Tower Theatre, Little Havana
Pitbull by Aristide, Calle Ocho
Pitbull by Aristide, Calle Ocho

Cape Canaveral

They put a man on the moon.

Disneyworld

The Mickey Mouse Operation. Your childhood parades in front of you. If it looks too real, check for plastic.

Magic Kingdom Parade

Magic Kingdom Parade

Magic Kingdom

Epcot

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Parade

Writing News: 2014 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Anthology

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I have three poems included in this year’s Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology; By Heart, Kisses and Secret. They are all  fiddled-with reworked versions of work from my MA Creative Writing thesis collection that have met rejection in some form or the other from various lit journals. The lesson here is to edit, edit, edit and edit until the very soul of a piece is bared to its teeth.

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The anthology is a curated selection of entries for the annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award. This year’s winner is Thabo Jijana for his poem, Children Watching Old People. Second and third place went to Rochelle Jacobs and Jim Pascual Agustin respectively. Read their short-listed poems here.

Copies of the anthology are available online through Kalahari.com and Loot.co.za

TBT: Louisiana, 2012

New Orleans and surrounds

Along the mighty Em-eye-double-ess-eye-double-ess-eye-double-pee-eye, chicory voodoo, balls and beignet, true blues, mardi gras bead rosaries.

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

Monument to the Immigrant
Monument to the Immigrant
On the Mighty Mississippi
On the Mighty Mississippi
On the Mighty Mississippi
On the Mighty Mississippi

New Orleans

Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie
Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie
Commodifying humans
Commodifying humans
Hornets vs Thunder
Hornets vs Thunder

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans

New Orleans
Door in the French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral
St. Louis Cathedral
Mardi Gras beads get around
Mardi Gras beads get around