This is a link to my photography website -- Gina Williams' photography site. http://tastethesky.zenfolio.com/
I hesitate, at times, to mix my erotica writing with other pursuits, as if writing of a particular, more controversial genre must exist in some other universe far, far away. In addition to a photography exhibit at the University of Oregon in Portland, I recently had a photograph accepted for publication in a journal. The Houston Literary Review took a political poem a few months back. Friends have purchased my pics to decorate their walls -- my own little personal victory over Pottery Barn decor! My life feels so complete, now that I am fully immersed in so many different creative pursuits.
I will never forget the day my ex-husband that forgetting a small vibrator in the shower had surely ruined my sons. They would never be the same. They'd be messed up, horny little goats forever. Well, they're normal, happy, horny little goats, so there. I got word a week or so ago that Cleis Press is definitely taking my story "Blood Lust" for an upcoming anthology edited by Ily Goyanes. Cleis Press' "Girl Crazy" was the first print anthology I was in. This time, I will be included with the amazing Shanna Germain, who I first met when we worked together at a small weekly newspaper in the backcountry of Washington state. This amazing Venn Diagram of my life all points to friendship, poetry, lust and acceptance, and reassures me that there is really no need to put my life into little boxes. It is one, big, beautiful sky. I am proud and thrilled about it all.
Oregon poet William Stafford said, “I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.”
The experience of the butterfly, the dragonfly, the waving grasses, the drifting clouds, the snail’s wandering eye…..this is what I long to capture through the lens and with words, and ultimately share with those who are perhaps in more of a hurry than I, at that moment.