Beware the blah, blah, blah. So tired of this Julius Caesar nonsense. Quite frankly, I’m always keeping my head on a swivel to make sure I’m not getting gang stabbed by senators, not just on March 15.
Anyway, here’s another wonderful poet, Eve Kenneally. She’s the author of an excellent chapbook, Something Else Entirely, which can be purchased here. I would have published three of her poems, but some other publications that “have their shit together” and “act like professionals” got to them first. So while you can read “Daring in a Thin Voice” here, I can also personally vouch for the greatness of her upcoming poems in Crab Creek Review and Stirring.
Describe your writing in 25 words or less.
I write visceral, funny, weird, disturbing, sad poems about pop culture, things, queerness, gender, depression/mental illness, heartbreak, disassociation, and other stuff.
Talk about your poem “Daring in a Thin Voice.”
I love Anne Carson’s book of Sappho translations, If Not, Winter – it’s one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. This past summer I was re-reading it and wrote a poem in response, starting with some of the original Sappho/Carson language. This poem brought out a fairly new voice that was exciting for me to play with.
Who or what inspires you to write?
Robyn Schiff, Ada Limón, my fellow Montana MFA poets/friends/professors, Sappho, 90s TV shows, conversations I overhear, weird advertisements, poetry Twitter, my grandma, depression
Do you have a website or blog so we can follow your writing?
What are you working on right now?
I’m currently trying to re-order my manuscript, compile a new chapbook, and edit a new batch of weird poems (with various celebrity cameos) that play with form more than I typically do.
Where can we read your work next?
Whiskey Island, Crab Creek Review, Mantis, & Wild Violet
Any advice for your fellow writers?
Procrastinate less than I do. And poems are everywhere – record what sticks with you when you go throughout your day and use it to spark something surprising in a new draft.