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They Sing at Midnight, winner of the 2003 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Book Award
From the Fool to the World, a chapbook of poems in the voices of the tarot. Forthcoming from Parallel Press.
places where books are available for purchases
: www.Stonepoetry.org, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, Many Mountains Moving, Parallel Press.
How did you get your start in writing?
I’ve been writing as long as I can remember.
who are your biggest influences
Rilke, Plath, Lowell, Gluck
What is your biggest inspiration when creating?
Usually a line or two will “come to me”; I take it from there. I’m also inspired by music, and by myth.
Could you give us the details of your current project?
I’ve been interested in the tarot since childhood. I spent ten years painting oil paintings of the images (published as The Stone Tarot. See www.stonetarot.com). Then I started poems in the voices of the Major Arcana, which turned into this chapbook. I’m just starting to work on the Minor Arcana.
What is the next goal you would like to achieve with your writing?
I’d like to reach a wider audience. Just as They Sing at Midnight came out, the editor of the press resigned for health reasons. No publicity was done. I had a new baby and couldn’t do much either. I’m not sure how many people read it, but I still feel good about the poems in that book.
Final four (questions we ask all interviewees)
When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
At my brother’s house. He knows all about zombie lore, so I’d trust him to help.
Jedi, Ninja, vampire, were-wolf, pirate, fairy or Spartan?
What one piece of art, be it music, book, film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
The collected Shakespeare.
Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?
Despite my love of great literature, I have a weakness for gossipy trash. I read People and Us every week while I’m waiting for the train.