I’m Nadine from Malaysia and this is my first poetry marathon. I’ll be going for the 24-hours with my best friend who’s in Pakistan and hopefully we’ll be keeping each other awake. I started writing poems when I my mother bought me a narrow rectangular-shaped notebook at around nine-years-old, and since then I have written very occasionally (less than twice a year), so this marathon will certainly help me beef-up my collection. I can’t say anything for sure, but expect some poems about love, politics and prayer! I will be starting at 9pm here and the last time I pulled an all-nighter was when I was finishing up writing my thesis a year ago, so this should be interesting!
Wishing all the best to all the participants this year and I’ll see you tomorrow!