Wombwell Rainbow Ongoing Book Interview: “Spoil” by Morag Smith. Question 3.

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.3: Why is history/herstory important in your poetry

Whatever a poem articulates has its own history/herstory, the reader, in turn, brings to the reading their own experiences. Every event is viewed through the lens of our conditioning. Till we can understand it it colours everything. Poetry unpicks and interprets, helps us look at the past more realistically, more honestly, momentarily putting us inside the story.

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