Over 120 poems were submitted to the third annual Wake Up to Poetry contest. One of those poets, and honorable mention winner, is our own tutor Bailey! Congratulations Bailey!
For your reading pleasure, here is Bailey poem, Following Orange, and a note from Bailey on her process of writing it.
“It’s experimental in terms of form, and I also used a procedure for writing it–psychogeography, which entails reacting to surroundings, usually cities (in this case, walking up and down Fourth Street), in a way that contradicts usual walking patterns and habits. The thought process behind writing this poem was to choose something like a pattern, color (orange), or sound and “follow” it while walking. In my creative projects, I always keep this in mind while writing and observing.”