I'm the very picture of red-lipped hot-blooded petulance: you comment on the glow of my cheeks - rouge has done wonders for my complexion. You see, I'm usually very pale, & look as though I'm wasting away. A touch of colour, & I suddenly take on all the lethargic allure of consumption. I mean, the truth is, I'm being consumed by madness. My eyes see your face, everywhere, in every thing. In fact, all my work, these scribblings, well - they're all about you, somehow. Except, nothing I write comes from me at all - it's like there's something else, some voice inside my head, or maybe something larger - speaking through me. And also, you see, I am likely to die violently, any moment now, by my own hand. My life's work will be cut short, and people will lament the death of another thirty-something smoking housewife.
09: MUSICIndex of poems
Poetry Editor Carlie Lazar
Pandora Archive (NLA)
With this issue, we introduced the intertubes to the poetic editorial prowess of Carlie Lazar. 09: MUSIC features poetry by Ivy Alvarez, Angela Costi, Adam Ford, Jill Jones, Patrick Jones, Cassie Lewis, Kate Middleton, Ethan Paquin, Brendan Ryan, Sean Whelan, Nick Whittock and more.