Poets of SMITTEN Speak: Lindz McLeod

Poets of SMITTEN Speak – first interview with poet Lindz McLeod one of the authors in the upcoming SMITTEN out this month by Indie Blu(e).

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Lindz McLeod has published poetry with Wingless Dreamer, Passaic / Völuspá, Prometheus Dreaming, Meat For Tea: the Valley Review, and For Women Who Roar; she was shortlisted for the Fish Publishing Poetry Prize in 2019. Her prose won the Cazart Short Story prize in 2012 and has been longlisted for the Fish Publishing Flash Fiction prize; her short stories have been published by the Scottish Book Trust, 365 Tomorrows, Dreamscape Press, and more.

How does being a poet inform your views on expressing emotions through writing?

I used to consider myself mainly a fiction writer; I am always looking for the actions, the subtext, the foreshadowing. This influences my poetry hugely. Expressing emotions feels much easier to do when I describe it in those terms, the smells and tastes of actions, the feel of a ripple somewhere in the body sending signals to be interpreted or ignored by the conscious mind.
 

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