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I'm the type of person who wakes up hungry 🤤
for a momentary taste of eternity and my toes
Heyo!! I’m writing from the airport in Cork, trying to get ahead of my homework assignments before Larissa and I embark on our 2 week poetry tour of madness! This one is a response to Miss Crista’s “Memory Telephone II 🌞💌 “ prompt. Hope you like.
I’m the type of person who wakes up hungry 🤤
i. for a momentary taste of eternity and my toes ii. (fall asleep without telling me) iii. as I trip into the kitchen to clean the coffee rinds off the sink and remember iv. capitalism obstructed my hot date today so this little piggy will be taking her revenge plot against the free market from the bed fails my synapses were on fire anyway so it’s probably for the better but when’s it gonna be my turn?!?! v. ARE YOU THERE GOD IT’S ME vi. generating text and sobbing into salt and vinegar (giiiirl dinner!!) vii. I DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD viii. but I do believe in arm tattoos and anticipation ix. I KNOW YOU’RE NOT MY THERAPIST BUT x. I’ve been working through my mommy issues xi. so now I want my reward xii. grated over insanity xiii. FORGIVE ME MOTHER, FOR I AM JUST THE UNIVERSE xiv. experiencing itself for the first time ever have you tasted god because I forehead kissed a cat today it’s the same idea pronounced differently hearing the song more clearly the second time I can hardly remember what I was lamenting about over my eggs this morning but xv. it’s called: depth perception xvi. and allowing myself something as insistent as an iced coffee to race down my stomach for once xvii. I’m the type of person who wakes up flinging the dust off for once I’m the type of person who closes their eyes and sees xviii. electric purple. thickly settled. xix. and remembers, the pours of wine are generous here
Memory Telephone II 🌞💌
When you wake up, write yourself a letter.
Go about your day.
At the end of the day, try to replicate the letter you wrote at the beginning of the day, without looking at it.
After reviewing the 2 letters, write about a poem inspired by the differences and/or commonalities between the 2.
Option 2: You can combine the 2 letters to create a synthesized letter poem to yourself.
Writing Contest Extended! ✏️✏️
Good news!! You now have until October 15th to write a poem response to ➡️ any of Crista’s writing prompts ⬅️ for the duration of their “Poetry School” takeover for a chance to:
🎓 Win a scholarship to the infamous “Poetry As_A Workshop” (where Kelly and Larissa met!!) Valued at €150.
📓 Get the piece published on Poetry Trapper Keeper!
🌍🎙️ PTK Poetry Tour Dates 🌍🎙️
⭐ ⭐ PTK IRL!! You’re going to want to add these dates to your Trapper Keepers - we’ve got workshops, performances & parties planned for the month of October. You’re ALL invited!! We can’t wait to meet youuuuu. ⭐⭐
🎨 TODAY Wednesday, October 4th @ Pansy from 2.30-5.00 pm : “Hot People Paint Poetry” Workshop. We’ll learn to write poems and immortalize them on a ceramic object of your choice! (*6.00-8.30 pm workshop is already SOLD OUT)
🍿 Friday, October 6th @ Pansy from 6-9 pm : “Slumber Party” zine celebration. This one’s FREE and doesn’t require an RSVP - just show up with your besties for a drink, some poetry performances, and a chance to FINALLY buy a PTK sticker!
🎤 Sunday, October 8th from 7pm @ Ida Nowhere: “Akimbo” Poetry Performance. Join us for a poetry essay event curated by none-other than poetry teacher-extraordinaire, Crista Siglin!! We’ll be doing an “Overheard at the Sleepover” performance. Door fee is sliding scale donation (€5-15). However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
🎂 Tuesday, October 17th from 6 pm - midnight at Beasy Soho: INTERS(P)ECT ZINE X PTK - ISSUE FIVE LAUNCH PARTY 🎉 - We did a thing!! We’re launching our first-ever print zine with our favorite pair of hot-girl besties, Fran & Olivia, from INTERS(P)ECT! If you’re a London local, we’re throwing a huuuuuge launch party to celebrate the release. It’s FREE to come, so just RSVP below, and bring all your friends! Don’t live in London? No problem. You can pre-order the issue from the INTERS(P)ECT website (and if you don’t live in one of the countries they ship to, don’t worry, you can drop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll see if we can work something out!)
Okay, can’t wait to meet everyone IRL, TTYL!! 👋