Wombwell Rainbow Ongoing Book Interview: “Spoil” by Morag Smith. Question 1.

this  is the link

https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/product-page/morag-smith-spoil?fbclid=IwAR0aMNZOoIKgql0pIKtSrsE1Y50rfuERQ7IT1s_HsEeMXtikCapNBzv5ero

-Morag Smith

is a Cornish poet, painter, writer, and performer. She graduated in 2020 with a first in Creative Writing from Falmouth University, winning a prize for her dissertation. In 2018 she won the Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival, Shorelines competition. Her pamphlet, Spoil, was published by Broken Sleep Books in October 2021. Her poetry is published in various literary journals including International Times, as well as the eco-anthology, Warming! As a New Traveller she brought her children up close to nature, in trucks, caravans, and houses. She writes about her experiences, about our ravaged landscape, and bears witness to the poverty of British people. At the moment she is publishing a book of poetry about plastic pollution in our oceans, a collaboration with artist Jasmine Davies, and the Clean Ocean Sailing charity.

The Interview

Q:1. How did you decide on the order of the poems in your book?

Spoil looks at my own history within the landscape of Cornwall and Cornish history as a landscape within me, it is chronological. It starts with the Nebra Sky Disc, the oldest map in the world, its tin and gold from Cornwall, the minerals magnetised back to their birthplace, as I was to Heligan. Spoil is the map and the journey. I am the soil and the story.

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More answers tomorrow.

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