My poem inspired by the Australian outback and partly inspired to be (or at least, started out as) a satirical response to that famous line about 'summer' in Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 was published in the February edition of the online literary journal 'Red River River' (USA).
This is a very well edited journal and I have always liked the website design where it is quite easy to pay attention to and read the entire issue's worth of poems.
I would have to say this the shortest piece of writing I have ever had published. Previously, I had not written much ''haiku" or "contemporary haiku" so I decided to challenge myself and write haiku especially for this themed issue of Right Hand Pointing (USA).
This is another well designed journal and is a reason why I believe visually-appealing online journals have great potential to increase readership of contemporary poetry and its connection to publishing and social media platforms.
I first discovered this website when I was researching art and menstruation as part of my second year sculpture course at university. This eventually led me to creating my own form of menstruation-inspired art, an installation work entitled 'Menstrual Igloo'. As I was quite intrigued by the online archival form of the site and its unique enquiry into collecting artefacts on a topic most people still don't want to discuss, I wanted to contribue my work to the site.
At the moment, my work is also on the main home-page of the site :)
If you browse through the links, there is an entire section devoted to art about menstruation. My artist statement also discusses the history of the 'menstrual hut' and attitudes towards menstruation overtime.