Protest Poem – Mothers’ Day

Article Publication: February 2020.

  'Young, Asian and Estranged.', published by Asian Woman Festival on their blog- image is a self-portrait. Immensely grateful and honoured to contribute and be able to work with the incredible humans in this courageous, innovative space. Keep your eyes peeled and go show them some love!! 

Article Publication: August 2019.

  'Britishness, Race And Identity: Let's Talk', an earlier incarnation of which lives on this blog, published by Asian Woman Festival on their blog. Immensely grateful to contribute and be able to work with the incredible humans in this courageous, innovative space. Keep your eyes peeled and go show them some love!!

Poem Publication- February 2018.

  'Monday the 11th of December 2017. 21:05', published, in collaboration with Beatfreeks, in the inaugural Verve Poetry Press anthology, to mark and celebrate the launch of the press, and Poetry Jam's fifth birthday.  Full of wonderful pieces by other local (Birmingham) poets. Available to buy via the Verve Poetry Press website, and in-store and… Continue reading Poem Publication- February 2018.

Trust your own Process.

The usual comment about the innately destructive comparison culture perpetuated by society through the media, especially social media- I want, in this instance, however, to bring this conversation to a personal level, about my experiences so far as a writer, a poet (although I gag supremely at this label where it applies to me, so… Continue reading Trust your own Process.

A Creator’s Conundrum- ‘Previously Unpublished’.

"Hello, my name is Ciona and I am a writer", I say in the manner of a support group introduction. It has been a while since I have posted anything on here that isn't poetry: there are a number of pieces I want to write and share, but I am taking my time with putting… Continue reading A Creator’s Conundrum- ‘Previously Unpublished’.

Excerpt: ‘Autumn 2017- So Far, The Missing Season.’

A continuation of my previous post. I would like to share an extract from a recent piece I wrote which, although complete in its mood, doesn't feel together in the way intended, due to the current seasonal disconnect. I like this stanza- enjoy. I am caught in a strange half-season, neither Summer nor Fall: Not… Continue reading Excerpt: ‘Autumn 2017- So Far, The Missing Season.’