Fissures In Flowers is a collection of poems that I wrote from
ages 17 to 19 that detail my struggles with mental illness, gender
identity, and my experiences in relationships.
The project as a whole is very personal to me and all of the
poems bring forth emotions. I have written and edited the poems
into a style that I think reflects who I am as a person. There are
34 poems in this project that I have carefully selected and
organised. I am self-publishing this project through Pressgang who
are helping me with the layout, cover design, and printing, but I
am still in control of the project. I am also hosting a competition
for a local artist to design a piece of artwork that will feature
on the front cover of the book. The artist will be credited for
their work and receive $50NZ. I feel this will add to the personal
aspect of the project and am very excited to see the results. This
project is very important to me as I have been working on it for so
many years and seeing this dream become a reality is incredibly
exciting. I hope that this project will help boost my career and
help my confidence as a writer and a poet. It has been a great
learning experience to see how a book is constructed and how the
text inside is edited.
Please donate generously and help me achieve my dream!