Thursday, May 22, 2014

WHAT IS YOUR FRAGMENT X: Tilla Brading responds

What is YOUR fragment? Poets explain this technique as it appears in their books (see the original questions HERE and an elaboration on my reflections HERE). Responses 1-8 have been supplied by (click names to see their posts): Lisa Pasold, Marthe Reed, George Vance, rob mclennan, j/j hastain, Michael Ruby Jennifer K Dick, Afton Wilky and Pearl Pririe. This week Welsh poet Tilla Brading responds.
Tilla Brading’s work has evolved from drawing on her experience of her up-bringing on a hill farm in Wales, of people and situations to move away from such rooted ideas and seek a freer exploration of language and semantics, performance and the visual.  She is currently resting as Editor of Odyssey/PQR, formerly based at Coleridge Cottage, and was recently working on a collaboration with Frances Presley, taking as a starting point, the stone settings of Exmoor but is now tracing some chance threads. Her poetry books include: Possibility of Inferno (Odyssey Poets 1997), AUTUMnal Jour (Maquette Press 1998) and Notes in a Manor: of Speaking (Leafe Press 2002). Her poetry has also appeared widely in a variety of magazines including: Shearsman, Oasis, Fire, Staple, Ramraid Extroadinaire, Terrible Work, and Memes. To see a few recent extracts of her work, click to check out: HOW2


out of      categories                present            ruptures    
in  space
    as accretion becoming

Probably finding de-construction led to my dropping stitches in a thread of linear sense and leaving holes where words had been. It also reflected a disintegration – the 80’s recession, relationships, parents, the status quo.
I welcome the elusiveness of meaning, the unsaid speaking, the visual random.
Also, I have found that fragments as objects have featured in pieces of my work

de-construction                       dropping stitches                     thread linear sense
holes where words had been   disintegration

elusiveness                  unsaid speaking                      visual random.
      fragments as objects                     pieces

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