Ella O’Keefe‘s poetry works with ‘the grit and offcuts we collect in the course of living’. With her new book Slowlier just out from Cordite Books, we talk about how she puts her poems together, whether experimental work can be fun and/or personal, how slowness is different from mindfulness, and what it was like to launch a book in Melbourne in early 2021.
Follow-up notes from Ella:
- HOW2 and HOW(ever): two journals that had a formative influence on Ella’s work
- Joanne Kyger’s poem Take It Easier
- How it’s made: Producing a London transport moquette