As part of the Next Big Thing Interview Project, I answer their questions about my book.
What is the working title of your book of poems?
Biting The Apple
Where did the idea come from for the book?
In preparing childhood poems for a chapbook, I saw the arc of my life, a self becoming a self. The poem "Twelve Years Old, 1952" ends with my biting an apple. All of us leave the garden of innocence and I wanted to share my journey.
What actors would you choose to play the part of your character in a movie rendition?
I'd love Quvenzhané Wallis to play me as a child and Diane Keaton to portray me as an adult.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Biting The Apple is a poetry memoir, spanning 70 years of one woman's journey,
that speaks with humor and pathos to the universal loss of innocence.