Songs for now is a fictional world-building platform. Poetry is a very personal form. & there is great non-fiction poetry which I love. To me, poetry is a fiction genre; in terms of where it fits in with literature, the realm of writing, & with respect to my work.
Creative writers draw from observations & experiences & abstract them to create made up stories or, in the case of poetry in particular, impressions & reflections. That is what I am doing here.
I call it a world-building platform because that’s an interest of mine & I view my work as in conversation with world/word-building across genres.
I draw a lot from sci-fi & fantasy, as well as from poetry, art, games, comic books, graphic design & literature, music, film, prose, philosophy, theatre, & of course real life things I’ve observed.
Songs for Now is a multiverse. It is a set of stories about many characters, fragments, imagery, illustrations of space & time.
It’s not about me
It’s from me
© Niliema Karkhanis