Thanks to Jessica Goodfellow for tagging me in this!
1. What are you working on?
I’m still working on getting my full-length manuscript, Swallow Tongue, published. It’s been through several iterations of edits, offered publication once, and made it to two semi-finalist spots on prestigious contests, but hasn’t found its home yet. I will probably be revising it once again around May to submit to another round of contests. I am also working on a group of “wife” poems that if they don’t make it into the first manuscript will definitely work well in a manuscript of their own.
2. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
I know of at least several poets that adapt Roman myths to a modern context, and/or re-write them, but I also throw in a couple of fairy tale re-writes and poems with their own mythicisms.
3. Why do you write what you do?
Because I can’t write anything else. Because they’re my obsessions.
4. How does your writing process work?
Right now, my process is all fits and starts. I tackled a poem-a-day in November, which was huge, but haven’t written much of a word since. My job sucks up a lot of my time, and since I’m at a new place, I’m still in the adjustment period. Once the summer comes and I can breathe, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with a process and having a good plan for how I will tackle the next year.
Two other poets will be nominated to do this. Coming soon!