Spotlight series #60 : Carleen Tibbetts

rob mclennan
2 min readApr 5, 2021

Curated by Canadian writer, editor and publisher rob mclennan, the “spotlight” series appears the first Monday of every month.

STATEMENT

My poems often deal with the lack/failure of language to communicate as well as a feminist theory of sorts. My process involves me reading lots of work by other artists, or any material I can get my hands on, and jotting down words, sometimes phrases I like. Then I sort of play a verbal Jenga and pair certain phrases together or move words here or there until I think, “That sounds good” (I always read my poems aloud while I write — that’s essentially my editing process).

Carleen Tibbetts is the author of the chapbooks to exosk(elle), the last sugar (Zoo Cake Press), and DATACLYSM.jpg (Radioactive Cloud), as well as the full-length DATACLYSM.jpg (White Stag). Her work has appeared in TYPO, jubilat, Sink, Deluge, Dreginald, and other publications. With Isobel O’Hare and Kenning Garcia, she co-edits Dream Pop Press.

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