I’ve been interviewed today at a blog called Everything. Everything is the online home of Chila Woychik, writer, poet, outspoken blogger and mistress of an empty dungeon because she takes no prisoners. Her collection of lyric essays and poetic memoir On Being A Rat will debut on Amazon on 3 October. One early reviewer writes: ‘Her prose sings; her poetry plants tactile, unforgettable images in your mind: “My tongue boils cold – it licked a star – .”
Chila (pronounced Sheila) also has her own publishing imprint, Port Yonder Press. What’s she looking for? The excellent, the evocative, the eclectic. If that’s you, go and say hi.
She also likes nifty boots, which can’t be bad. What do we talk about? Writing, of course. Englishness. Nothing and everything.
#1 by Chila Woychik on August 25, 2011 - 7:16 pm
Thanks, Roz. It was definitely fun!
You linked to the Amazon page with my chapbook, a book I didn’t publicize at all, really, so sold a few copies and gave a few away. Several of the poems are in the new book which I’ll release in early October, On Being a Rat, and that one I *am* pushing. It’s actually already on Amazon too, though not officially “out.” Can I put the link here? If not, zip it off, k? http://www.amazon.com/BEING-RAT-Other-Observations/dp/193560046X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314299700&sr=1-1
Thanks again. Will post part 2 soon.
#2 by rozmorris on August 26, 2011 - 7:12 am
Chila, I just changed the link in my post. No point in sending people to the wrong place!
#3 by Neil Marr on August 25, 2011 - 8:48 pm
You handled that beautifully, Roz. Your words would register with writers, readers, editors and publishers. A fascinating mix of the dreams and the realities of the job. And so darned pleasantly put. Really enjoyed it. Thanks. Am I allowed to say ‘refreshing’? Best wishes. Neil
PS: I liked your hat, too. I have one similar only snow white. It’s called my ‘F-Off Hat’. The headgear is engaged when there’s something I must heavily concentrate upon for a long period without the slightest interruption. Family, friends and neighbours — even their kids — (we have an open door policy at Chez Marr) know not to utter so much as a friendly ‘bonjour’ when the fearsome hat is in place. N
#4 by rozmorris on August 26, 2011 - 7:13 am
Hi Neil! Thank you very much. Your white hat sounds like an excellent idea. Hats are not used often enough in this day and age.
#5 by Diana Dart on August 25, 2011 - 9:41 pm
Found you through Chila’s blog and have discovered, with the help of nifty archives, that you both rock.
#6 by rozmorris on August 26, 2011 - 7:14 am
Diana, how lovely to meet you – thank you!
#7 by neilmarr on September 1, 2011 - 8:04 am
My F-Off hats are put to regular use, Roz, I assure you. I signed in with my World Press account so that you could take a look. The snap was not taken during an FO concentration period, though, so the hat is worn informally and I could afford a smile. Cheers. Neil
#8 by rozmorris @dirtywhitecandy on September 1, 2011 - 8:23 am
A good hat, sir!