Easter falls early this year, just in time for the launch of April’s Visual Verse. Whether you go all out for the traditional post-lent roast lamb or keep it low key with take-away, Easter is a time to gather, relax and feast with family and friends. In keeping with this, our April edition of Visual Verse is an homage to the art of eating and the rituals that come with it. With family in mind, we want to share and celebrate our April editions with our Visual Verse kin. Without the inspired, instinctive words of all our writers, we would have nothing to publish. So, dear writers, this very special edition of Visual Verse is dedicated to you.
This month’s lead pieces come from four of our most dedicated writers. First up is Avalina Kreska, a flash fiction writer, comic maker and poet living on a remote island in the North Sea. Her ongoing novel The Adderstane fits “somewhere in the middle of everything.” Next we have Amsterdam-based Scottish writer, Flash Fiction Editor for Litro Magazine and a Senior Judge and Contributing Editor for Mash Stories, Jennifer Harvey. Joining them is Susan Gray, a Science Fiction playwright and poet, who is in her third year of a Creative Writing PhD at Royal Holloway. Her play SUM and monologue collection Notes from Other Worlds were published by Playdead Press in 2014. Last but in no way least we have new writing from Luciana Francis. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Luciana graduated Goldsmiths University, specialising in Anthropology & Media and now lives in East London with her two muses, her artist husband Anthony and their five month old son Tiago.
Our image this month comes from foodie photographer Georgina Cope. Georgina’s simple approach to photography is to communicate well, be creative, be constructive and of course, have fun with the project; principles we think align perfectly with ours at Visual Verse. Georgina has worked on projects with Jamie Oliver, University of Hertfordshire and Lorica Independent Insurance Brokers to name a few. Outside photography, Georgina is interested in food, cooking, design and printing processes.
So, what will you make of our image this month? A hearty meal, a dysfunctional family, an awkward silence?
Visit www.visualverse.org to see, read and submit your writing to this month’s Visual Verse: Anthology of Art and Words.