Friday, January 16, 2004

More questions from Beth.

Good morning.

9)If any poet could have been your mother, who would you choose, and why?
10) If any poet could have been your father, who would you choose, and why?
11)I cried through the first two parts of "El Grupo McDonald's." I also
cried through a few poems read at the Miami Dade Book Fair reading of
"Screaming Monkeys." What poem have made you cry?
12) It is an overwhelming idea for me to think in terms of a "book" as
opposed to what poem do I write today. How do you do that? Create a book?
Does the book come first or the poems?
13) When did you first come to the US? What did you like the most about the states? What did you like the least about the states?
14) I am a very insecure novice writer. Were you ever insecure about your writing? If so, does that insecurity ever go away? What advice do you have for writers who are full of self doubt?
15) What is your favorite television show and why?
16) What is your favorite guilty pelasure and why?
17) What was your favorite thing about getting an MFA in creative writing?
What was your least favorite thing about getting a degree in creative
18) No question here, just a thank you for writing such amazing poetry.I'm having a moment.
19) How did you know to pick the title of "El Grupo McDonald's" for the book "El Grupo McDonald's?"
20) What frustrates you most about teaching poetry? What brings you the most joy in teaching poetry?
Thank you again for doing this interview. I have more questions coming.
Have a wonderful day.