The Interview (part one)
Why do you write?
I write because I have to and I have had to write for a long time. I started writing as a hobby in the 7th grade after my English teacher seemed very impressed by a poem I wrote. I wrote the poem “The Room” as part of an assignment and I haven’t stopped writing since then.
Do you consider yourself a poet?
If you had asked me that question a few years ago, my answer would have been no. Not just no but HELL NO! I didn’t feel like I had the talent or intellect to justify the title of poet or writer. As the years have rolled by I started sharing my writing. The more I shared, the more confident I felt about my writing. I’m by now means writing haiku’s or sonnets or bestselling novels but I am a writer and I am a Poet.