14 March - 12 June 2022
It’s been a year since my blessed, blissed-out stay at the Trelex Poetry Garret. I’ve had time to let the water still, the bubbles rise, and the sand settle out, and here’s what I think:
I came to Paris when my latest novel (The Night Field, Quercus, 2023 https://www.donnagleewilliams.com/the-night-field-pre-order) was in the hands of editors, sensitivity readers, proofreaders. Tears had been shed, therapist consulted, as my British publication team did their level best to “Anglicize” my oh-so-American voice. A bit battered, a bit starved, I hungered to settle into my poet-brain again. That’s what Trelex did for me.