Darcie Morris is a poet and fiction writer from Western Australia. She studied a BA in Writing and Children’s Literature at Edith Cowen University. Her poem Pockets was shortlisted for the ACU Poetry Prize 2016 and published in the Prize Chapbook. She is very enthusiastic about Australian authors and poets.
Who are your favorite authors?
This list could go on forever so I'll try to only name five... don't hold me to that. Markus Zuzack. Agatha Christie. John Keats. Scott Lynch. J.R.R Tolkein. (and so so many others but these are authors of books I simply could not put down.)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was about a mysterious figure standing outside a young girls window at night (terrifying I know, but not based on my own life, thank god). I vaguely remember it was a story for a primary school extra-curricular writing class, and I wasn't given enough time to fully realise my creepy story dream so the figure ended up as a little grey cat and everybody lived happily ever after. (Much to my disgust.)
Six Buttons and Other Poems of Everyday Life is a short collection of poetry taking apart routine life events and looking more closely at the ordinary. This book of eight poems opens up some of the smallest everyday occurrences, like watching an old lady walk by, and forces them down into artistically worded poems for you to enjoy. They offer a new perspective on the monotony in an ordinary life.