All items: Tracey Herd

Tracey Herd speaks with Julia Copus about the prevalence of female iconography in her work, the low status of writing based on popular culture, and how the spirits of the truly gifted can live on through music, film and literature.

Every writer knows the terror of Blank Page Syndrome, and writing poetry offers the ‘bleachiest’ pages of all, according to Kona MacPhee. However, the creative constraints of writing to commission, far from limiting the poet’s imagination, can be one way of setting it free.