Creative Writing Adelaide
I saw the crescent& you saw the hole in my jeansisn’t it impossible arguingwith someone in the shower?
recruiting the heavy airthe river drinks us up Symes has had a colourful history with his poetry:“I like to present work in different ways.
However, when I write, I try to break that position to really surrender to these important and personal feelings of love, desire, anger — anything I feel at the time.
I want to use these images and events to show authentic emotions because after all the memes and irony, people need to feel to be mark from my nose on the lidof the coffee cup disappearingan egg & lettuce sandwichwalking someone else’s dog I meet you half way up the stairslike sleepwalkers we have to stopourselves from dreaming kissingbecause who can find the right wordson a Thursday?
I think by having something like NO WAVE, it’s good to encourage people to write or perform work they’ve been holding onto.
Symes also stresses that diversity is a large part of NO WAVE, claiming that there needs to be more younger faces featured to advance the face of South Australia’s poetry community:“…When you have a really consistent attendance it’s a really good opportunity to introduce younger people to that regular crowd.
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The really nice thing about poetry in Adelaide is that there’s an established set of poets who will come out to readings and to bring in younger readers or readers from more diverse backgrounds.
I’m always trying to have someone young in the line-up so they can bring something different to the table…”We get back to Writers’ Week, discussing how the festival can be beneficial to the creative community in South Australia:“…it’s good to remind audiences that SA has as good writers as anywhere.
It would be interesting to see the English and Creative Writing Department have an input or give a platform for students to read their work in front of an audience outside of that academic context.
Why isn’t there an Of his own creative journey, Symes is reflective.