Artwork by Henni Alftan

On Orcas in Captivity

I’ve never seen an orca. Never even caught a glimpse of a tail, or even had a prospect of seeing one in the wild. What I have stumbled across in the past is videos of orcas performing for crowds, balancing their trainers on their noses before flinging them across the arena, as well as the … Continue reading On Orcas in Captivity

On Beginnings

While I’ve always loved writing, throughout my life, I’ve confined myself to more or less one literary form; if it wasn’t dramatic short stories about witches in the 1800s (I was eleven), then it was metaphor-charged poetry about the female body and its rage. When I started my MA in Creative Writing, I very quickly … Continue reading On Beginnings

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