A Desire for DisasterKatie Proctor's third collection dives into the spectrum of human emotion using their emotive and painful creative voice.Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2022
Poet. 19. They/them. 3x award nominee. Author of SEASONS (2020), HELICOPTER HONEY (2022) & A DESIRE FOR DISASTER (2022). Editor of celestite poetry <3
Leeds, United Kingdom
Selected work (4 publications)
Lotus FeverIt began when the world ran dry, translucent limbs scraping mummified rocks under chloroform moons, beached Darwinism and salted tails. I drank ammonia like chamomile, bleached my lungs slowly, turned them in my hands as I watched them bruise, bubble
CRUSH(ed)i. at fourteen i taste an apple slice, vanilla sunshine flesh, see it damp and inexplicably neon on my tongue, and when i wake i pick strawberry seeds from my teeth, little dreams in my mouth. i forget how it feels to hear, deafened by fantasy, paint
I Met God Yesterday, She Was Wearing Leg Warmersi. i met god yesterday, she was wearing leg warmers and i saw stars in her eyes. she bought me a drink, peach tea and cloudberry cake, and asked me if i believed in anything holy.
Long PoemI look at my wrists and their fluorescent veins that bloom like borderlines on a tissue paper map, a long poem with a tenancy agreement stapled to my skin. I love you, I think. It unravels, an emergency cord. I hear it clatter on the tiles in...
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