For our campfire tale this month, we have an original piece written and performed by Spleen 1857. Join us for a sultry conversation and poetry between two Parisiens on a dark, spooky night.
Spleen is an erotic poetry collective of two queer women founded in 2015. Carmen Cornue resides in San Francisco and her work is indebted to French poetry, international arthouse films, and classic cinema. Donna Morton lives in Austin and her poetry draws from morbid literary cues and the lifestyles of flâneur and nun. Their work has appeared in Mad Gleam Press and Carmen’s poetry has been published in Southword. Donna has a poem forthcoming in The Shoutflower this Spring, while Carmen was published last month by Dutch Kills Press in their anthology 2020: Good Writing from a Bad Year. You can follow them on Instagram @spleen1857 where they host regular readings.
Please note that both Donna and Carmen will alternate in reading this bone-chilling tale and have slightly different interpretations of the main characters’ voices. Armand’s poems were written and recited by Donna Morton and Violette’s poems were written and recited by Carmen Cornue.