Sing! O Bone

Loggerhead_Shrike F_PassengerPigeon Curlew

“This month our new Special Correspondent Julie Trimingham offers a truly brilliant, sexy, eccentric essay on song, sex, holes, bodies, bones, sirens, Sappho, poetry, opera, and the Queen of the Night.”

–from Douglas Glover’s introduction to the May issue of Numéro Cinq

Such a pleasure to write about voice and about song!

This essay is accompanied by Sara Angelucci’s glorious images: Loggerhead Shrike, Passenger Pigeon, and Curlew. See more of her work at http://www.sara-angelucci.ca

Read the essay at Numéro Cinq http://bit.ly/1cfWv38

WordMothers

Desk and laptop of writer Julie Trimingham

Interview by Nicole Melanson

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

A red plastic typewriter was given to me when I was four.

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BOOK OR CURRENT PROJECT?

Way Elsewhere, a collection of fictional essays will be coming out soon from Lettered Streets Press. I’ve had fun performing at The Moth, events where people tell short, true, first-person stories. And I write for Numéro Cinq, an online magazine, which is great fun. I’m currently drafting my second novel.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I am trying to understand some things about people. How to find the love in any situation, or the hurt, the humor, the humanity.

 WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR MORE FROM?

I’d like to hear a gorgeous cacophony of voices that have not always been heard widely. There’s room for everyone. We need everyone. There are so many ways of being a person, there are so many ways of telling a story. Women of color, indigenous women, women in poverty, women in abusive relationships, women in cultures where being a woman is not encouraged: these women have voices and important stories.

 Read more at http://wordmothers.com/2015/04/29/interview-with-author-julie-trimingham/

Raising Hell

Opening Night 2

Fides Krucker in “Opening Night”

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What I make of movies, and what they make of me: an essay in 3 parts for Numéro Cinq

“Numéro Cinq at the Movies readers should recognize Julie Trimingham‘s name from one of our first entries when we featured her lovely, haunting triptych of films beauty crowds me, a pseudo-adaptation of the poems of Emily Dickinson.

In keeping with Numéro Cinq’s penchant for reflecting on the creative process, NC at the Movies is asking filmmakers we’ve featured to reflect on why they make movies, what compels them to tell the visual stories they tell. Presented with that question, Julie Trimingham came back to us with a triptych (she likes to work in threes) of articles that look at her relationship with film: “Rosebud,” “The Horror,” and “Raising Hell.” This month NC at the Movies features her third article, “Raising Hell.”

R.W. Gray

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