Enjoy reading this interview with Connie Wrzesniewski about her writing inspirations and process. LF: Who are some of your favorite poetic influences? CW:
Eugene Field – The Duel
Edgar Allen Poe – The Bells & Annabel Lee
Emily Dickenson – I’m Nobody, Death
Edward Lear – Owl & the Pussycat
LF: Do you remember writing your first poem? CW: Grade School – I always loved Fridays because it was Poetry Day.
LF: Could you describe your creative process for writing poetry? CW:First I write down the initial idea that pops into my head. Then continue to change & change & change. Prompts from class. Things I read about.
LF: Why is poetry important in the world? CW: Poetry is important in this world because it gives folks another aspect of communication.
LF: What do you hope readers take away from your poems? CW: I hope it calms and informs people. Has a sense of clarity and serenity.