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2) How do you usually begin/end a piece you're working on?
3) If you like to listen to music while you write (by the way, I saw the Decemberists reference on your blog , isn't "The Crane Wife" great?) what kind of music helps the most?
As I have written elsewhere, music is my life. I was equally interested in music and literature all the way through graduate school—I played violin in a contra dance band and for a community production of Carousel while getting my degrees in creative writing. And I usually have music on while I’m working—when I need to concentrate, Glenn Gould’s recordings of Bach do the trick—but for writing poems I don’t usually listen to anything in particular, unless the poem itself is connected to a musical piece (such as “Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra”). But I can be inspired by a piece to write—either in the moment or later.
The following can be answered in a word, a phrase, a sentence . . .
1) Name a writer who is currently making you jealous.
2) What kind of child were you?
3) What is your relationship with rejection like?
4) What book did you suffer for the most, and why?
5) What was the greatest surprise for you in your most recent writing?
Lastly . . . (one random fact to top it off)
7) What did you have for lunch today?