|In this #AskALLi Self-Publishing Poetry livestream, ALLi Director and poet, Orna Ross, interviews Emma Blass about putting into practice what she learned from her first publication, second time out.
The interview covers the things Emma did that most moved the needle on her sales. From recruiting an ARC group to doing a blog tour. From setting up a newsletter and social media to expanding formats and formats and sales channels. Some things worked, others didn’t.
Most of all, Emma talks about the importance of trusting the ebb and flow of creativity.
Emma Blas lives near Gijón in Spain. her poetry explores transitions, shifts of phase and form in the natural world. You will find her at the beach, walking through the dramatic landscape of Asturias, or with her hands in the soil, trying to learn from the earth. It is these crossing points between the physical, psychological and imagined states of life that are painted in her poetry.
‘Watery Through the Gaps’ is her second poetry collection. In conversation with the natural-world, it is a book for those waking to the realisation that there is more outside than just us. It is for those of us who long to bridge the chasm between the human and earth experience. These poems are stepping stones leading us through the water. Following the river will lead us home and we will never be alone again.