AQ: I have been keen to feature guest playlists on Pastel Zine’s blog for awhile now - so when I put out a callout for contributions, I was very excited when one of my favourite poets, friends and editor to be Kristin Garth responded! She is providing Pastel Zine’s blog with two great playlists inspired by her upcoming books. The first is a playlist for her collaborative poetry project A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony. Her collaborators Justin Karcher and Tianna Hansen collaborated on this playlist especially for Pastel Zine too - so it’s very exciting to be able to share it. Thank you, all! I’m excited to host you and your playlist and I can’t wait to read your book. I have been loving the poems I have read online! You can read some of them here.
KG: I showed this sonnet to my friend Justin Karcher and he commented on the cool male character inside of it, The Wizard. I’d done collaborations before but as a poet never with characters, and I thought it would be so fun to explore the dollhouse world of my dreams with collaborators. After Justin, Tianna Hansen signed on to play the character of the frenemy who came to be known as The Firebird. Just as in my dream, I became The Doll. The three of us have such a magical collaboration, and we were so thrilled to expand that to collaborating on a soundtrack for our dreamy poetic opera. Listen to these songs and prepare yourself to enter my dreams with friends June 2019 brought to you by Rhythm & Bones Press. This playlist was compiled by The Doll (Kristin Garth), The Wizard (Justin Karcher) and The Firebird (Tianna Hansen).