thank you Nikki for the spotlight. I really appreciate it
Was there any particular reason behind the creation of your chapbook? If so, what?
This chapbook has been writing itself for a number of years now. the motivation behind it was to peel back the covering and shine a light on the chasm an absent father can leave in his daughter’s life. I wanted to display the painful truth & bewilderment, and also acceptance & forgiveness that starts the healing process.
How important is form, such as rhyme and line arrangement? How does form effect the overall art of a poem?
I focused on the arrangement of the lines instead of form for this collection. I choose my line breaks with words that hopefully snatch the reader’s attention.
How important is the accessibility of a poem?
I know what the poem means to me; a lot of times it is cathartic to get words down, so when something I’ve written…
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dear Georgia. all of your daughters know your magic. your song.