I started this blog as an experiment. I wanted to publish my poetry without the pressure of ego. I wanted to delineate the boundary between my poetry and my previous publications. I wanted to be invisible, as if invisibility would answer my deeper questions. I wanted to know who I was without me.
So, who am I? My pseudonym is Josephine St. Vincent. Josephine lacks the hard consonants of my legal given name, Erzsebet. What I have learned in my year of “sometimes Josephine” is that I am hard consonants. I am fully myself, no matter the name. I am fully myself, and I am a self in motion.
Poet Obscura is an incomplete data set, not the Rosetta Stone.