Findings – Week 03

Findings - Week 03

Forest Fires

One of my aim for 2020 is to be more conscious of the time I spend reading/listening/watching new (to me) creative projects. I want to actively make time for other people’s work and creativity in my life. One way of achieving this has been to be more focused with my time but as the year gets busier, I am going to to lose that focus. To combat this, I am going to publicly share a list of works I’ve been enjoying on a weekly basis.

Sarah Kay – Forest Fires

Last year I began to read poetry and discovered a wealth of poems and poets I’d never known about.

In a field so vast, I sometimes find it difficult to select a poem to read. So I was glad to discover Ours Poetica YouTube channel recently. The idea is simple: people (sometimes poets) read a poem out loud while you can follow the text on the screen.

I am slowly going through their catalogue of videos, listening to voices and words and seeing what I react to. One of the poems I listened to over and over again is Forest Fires by Sarah Kay.

She writes about loss and grief mingling stories of family death and natural disaster. She jumps from one to the other without missing a beat, enthralling the listener in her pattern of thoughts.

What have you been enjoying this week?

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