Concept

So, I recently had a sort of 3am epiphany. I’ve been writing fairly steadily for well over a year now and I’ve done little with most of it except leave it to gather pixel-dust inside my laptop; so I thought I would start a poetry blog.

It is called ‘With These Eyes’.

In effect, I’ve taking the decision to start self-publishing my own work. However, as opposed to this being just a blog where I upload whatever I fancy, I want it to function much more in the same way that an actual collection does – therefore trying to work around a series of central themes; exploring love, sex, dependency, identity, fragility, masculinity. Consequently, as I add new material, the essence of the work as a whole will come to reshape itself, evolving and adapting over time; the collection fluctuating together. A true “work in progress”. This will also hopefully maintain interest if any figures or themes start reappearing over consecutive weeks.

It will be predominantly poetry, but sometimes prose, and mainly in English, however at times also in Italian (so keep your Italian-English dictionaries handy). I’m also in the process of currently trying to write a novel, so maybe some fitting excerpts from that will feature at some point in the future. I’m also going to try and provide a little more traditional “blog” content too, so insight, inspiration, personal moments, etc.

I’m usually a little scattershot with my commitment, but I’m going to hopefully upload at least one new piece of work a week – on Fridays, so that you all have something new to read as you relax at the start of the weekend. There is also a comment section, for anyone who has anything to say or is brave enough to offer some analysis on what exactly was going on in my head at the time.

The first edition features ‘Underwater’, a personal favourite of mine, and five other poems to get the ball rolling.

I hope you enjoy the writing, and please give me your thoughts/send me your love.

Luca