Aloise Corbaz

I’m a secret-scriber: here is my attempt to convey dreamspace.

Moments, memory, nature, color, shape, time; these are the catalysts.

I believe in Dada and Imaginary Beings. I try to let the writing write.

Here I try to publish 15 – 150 words a day: poetry, prose, rough drafts.


To practice writing during my MFA program, I started this blog in 2009.  It is named after a page in Tom Phillips’ novel A Humument: the journal of secret-scribing and hiding.  My attempt  to write 15 – 150 words a day: poetry, prose; rough drafts was mostly successful in the blog’s early days, but sadly has tapered off as time has passed.  I have managed to put some of my early work to good use, however, in that I’ve published two books and several essays and short fictions.

More of my writing can be found by clicking on the work pageThanks for reading!

16 thoughts on “about

  1. David on said:

    I love the idea of just writing short snippets every day! The important thing is just to write. I keep a journal where I try to do that. Wonderful blog!

  2. Thanks David! I appreciate the comment!

  3. Awesome! I really like the way you’ve made this blog. Poetic and very vivid!
    I recently made a blog about writing down my dreams from what i remember when I wake up. Check it out!

  4. Thank you!

    I’ll check out yours!


  5. Really nice work Carla! Very thoughtful and great choice of words and images….

  6. Thanks Rhys, much appreciated!

  7. Good stuff. Nice, simple, brief, enduring.

  8. Thanks Mark.

  9. Wanting to thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one.
    So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Photography on the other hand has no language barriers! I’m trying to keep the posting balanced between the two languages. Keep up the good work.

  10. thanks Anna!

    I was in Italy this past summer, no problem!

  11. My motto, a day without writing is still a day without writing.

  12. I really like that, really, it’s got style, it’s like reading by LOOKING

  13. Merci, Frankie P!

  14. diabassett on said:

    Love the visuals you’ve interwoven into the text. Maybe because I’m an artist, it especially speaks to me!

  15. Thanks, Dia!


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