Some of my writing, usually by typewriter.
Created by Marie Kelly from Melbourne, Australia
I’m terribly afraid and nervous when I mention to my male friends that I write poetry or that I run my own poetry blog and facebook page. It’s gotten to the point where I am too scared to ask them to check out my page, even just to let me know that they’ve seen it, they don’t have to like it.
But I get so scared that they will read my work and my words, and potentially hold them against me. But I’m not scared that my female friends will do that. Is this me being completely insecure because I write about a lot of the men I have encountered in my life and my innermost thoughts or is this some kind of strange effect that the patriarchy has on female writers?
I’m not sure. All I know is that I have almost 350 beautiful followers on this tumblr and some very supportive facebook fans. That’s all I care about. I’m not completely ready to face the criticisms that come with more followers. I’m happy where I am now. xxmk
I just submitted thirty of my poems to be published into a chapbook.
I hope it works out. I put so much of myself into it. I guess that’s what sucks about poetry and creative writing, it’s all you.