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Getting to Know Gary Metras and His New Book, White Storm

Getting to Know Gary Metras and His New Book, White Storm

Available now from Presa Press When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover you wanted to write poems? The songs of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Dion and the Belmonts were the first poems I paid attention to, though none of them would admit they were...

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Getting to Know Peter Filkins & His New Book, Water/Music

Getting to Know Peter Filkins & His New Book, Water/Music

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? I began writing poems in a high school creative writing class. Back then I thought I wanted to write fiction, but as soon as I started writing poems, I was hooked. There...

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Getting To Know Jennifer Jean & Her New Book, Object Lesson

Getting To Know Jennifer Jean & Her New Book, Object Lesson

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? I slunk into my first open mic when I was 18. Some guy read and everyone responded with “Mmm”s and claps and snaps. People started talking with each other about his poem! I...

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Getting to Know Anna Maria Hong & Her New Book, Fablesque

Getting to Know Anna Maria Hong & Her New Book, Fablesque

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? I first encountered poetry, as many do, in children’s books: nursery rhymes and other illustrated poems and stories in verse. I loved the music and the wordplay, rhymes and puns...

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Getting To Know Liz Pozen & Her New Book, Salami

Getting To Know Liz Pozen & Her New Book, Salami

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems?I've always thought of myself as a visual artist, not a writer. About seven years ago I was overcome with feeling while watching old family movies. Crying, exhausted, I lay down;...

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Getting To Know Sumita Chakraborty & Her New Book, Arrow

Getting To Know Sumita Chakraborty & Her New Book, Arrow

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? I didn’t really know I was interested in poetry and in literature until partway through my time at Wellesley College. When I arrived, I truly didn’t have a sense that I had any...

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Getting To Know Lindsay Illich & Her New Book, Fingerspell

Getting To Know Lindsay Illich & Her New Book, Fingerspell

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? Ok, so I need to tell you that a month ago, our house was destroyed in a fire. In my head, I say it like I would as a kid--our house burned down. I needed to start with saying...

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Getting To Know Allison Adair & Her New Book, The Clearing

Getting To Know Allison Adair & Her New Book, The Clearing

When did you first encounter poetry? How did you discover that you wanted to write poems? Poetry seemed a little exclusive to me when I was younger, a little chi-chi. But that was only because I wasn’t exposed to very much of it. In college I was interested in trying...

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