Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Memphis, TN – Today, from her Memphis office, Martha Tinkler introduced a groundbreaking new piece of literature via her wildly successful website–marthatinkler.com, Wildcats Surprise Badgers. Despite the overwhelming international praise, Ms.Tinkler decided to stray from her traditional prose/picture/recipe blogging style.
“There comes a time in every writer’s life when she must explore the poetry of life.” Tinkler explained. “This is my time. The recipe, the day, the year…they all seemed to speak in the same voice, my voice. The words I wrote were just an expression of that voice.”
In her blog post Stuff I Had Handy for Lunch and for Dinner, Ms.Tinkler used rhyme and meter to better express the feelings behind the soup, rather than just the soup and its ingredients.
“This meal is so much more than a meal,” effused Tinkler. “It is an song of my inner-most, food-based feelings.”*
Tinkler attributes her recent interest in poetry to “the change in the weather,” “the tears of children,” and an excess of time in her daily schedule. Due to the busy nature of her schedule for the next few weeks, and her lack of proper attire**, it is unlikely that such inspiration will occur again soon, if ever.
Ms.Tinkler declined to choose her favorite poets, insisting that “it would be like choosing a favorite snowflake.” When pressed, however, she named works by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, Jack Prelutsky, and the Bible as those that influenced her most.
*Ms.Tinkler in no way wishes to distract from the tasty and nutritional value of the meal in question. It is both delicious and nutritious.
**Though Ms.Tinkler has outfitted herself with “writerly” clothes (tweed jackets, Mandarin collars, navy and gray sweaters, etc.), she is not yet equipped with the “poetic” wardrobe (linen tunics, flowing skirts and dresses, “global”-themed clothes) required for such a career.