- What do you love the most about writing in your discipline (poetry, fiction, etc)?
I’m a poet, and I love the freedom of form I can take with my work. As a performance poet, I love seeing people react, interact and take in the poem. It’s like we are sharing that experience.
- Who are you reading right now? Any shout outs or recommendations?
Currently reading Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and listening to The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson while commuting.
- Do you ever write from personal experience (memoirists, duh, stupid question), and if so, where do you draw the line when writing about your life?
All my poems are from a person place. I will write about all areas of my life but keep names out of it.
- Kurt Vonugut once said ‘When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.’ How does this make you feel?
I feel like I’ve cracked the part of my chest where my emotions live. Its joy, fear and release all at the same time.
- Do you often write outside of the genre you are representing at Writers & Words?
Yes, I write blog articles for a pop culture website and I am toying with the idea of writing a suspense style novel.
Bonus question: If you could do it all again, would you?
YUP without the fear I had when I started.
Come on out to Writers & Words TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 13th at 7pm at Charmingtons to see Simply Sherri and our other wonderful readers!