Flint, steel, tinder – images that spark stories

Later this year, two of my short stories will be appearing in the next Mind's Eye anthology. The idea behind this book-series is that all the short stories and poetry are inspired by photos provided to each writer. As a writer I found the concept liberating: allowing the inspiration to came from someone else, sparking something… Continue reading Flint, steel, tinder – images that spark stories

My cover story – poetry, snow & the bleak beauty of a Swedish winter

The cover for 'Cuts & Collected Poems 1989 - 2015', my new collection of poetry, came together one day when I was sorting through the wealth of photos on my computer. I'd been pondering various ideas for the cover, but hadn't really felt that any of them was the right fit. And then I found… Continue reading My cover story – poetry, snow & the bleak beauty of a Swedish winter

Flashback essay: Faceless saviour

I originally wrote this short essay for a special series in the Swedish newspaper Norran in 1993. Various writers chose a painting each from the art-collection belonging to Museum Anna Nordlander in Skellefteå, Sweden. Then, each writer wrote an essay inspired by that particular painting. The essays were later published in a booklet by the museum: "En… Continue reading Flashback essay: Faceless saviour