WEbooker of the WEek is One Girl08:29
WEbook poets are still hard at work gathering and submitting their three best poems to the WEbook Poetry Vote, which begins August 1 -- and WEbooker of the WEek is getting in on the fun, devoting one more week to the site's best poets. This week, we're focusing on Heather_Lynne, author of the collection One Girl, which uses verse to explore "college, parties, love, sexuality, rants, sexual assault, family and gender." Be sure to check out all of Heather_Lynne's WEbook writing -- but first, let's take a moment to get to know Heather_Lynne up close and personal.
Q: What's the brief story of your life, including your history with writing?
Q: The title of your poetry project on WEbook is "One Girl," and you
write a lot about female-specific themes. What do you think you would
write about if you'd been born male?
A: I have no idea, and I think this
is partially what my poetry explores. I'm not sure men can even really
understand what it's like to be a woman and perhaps the same goes for
the reverse. I think we must always move ourselves towards
understanding others as much as possible, for with blunt knowledge
Q: Your writing persona is -- to borrow from your profile -- "sassy
and smart." Is there any difference between how you come across in your
poetry and who you are in real life?
A: I'm a very what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of
girl. I think the voice in my writing is very true to my voice out loud
as I live my life. I value honesty and forthrightness in the people I
choose to surround myself with and always try to tell my truth in
Q: Who's the smartest person you know, and what's the most important thing you've learned from him or her?
A: My friend Georgina is definitely up there on the
genius ranks. Being her good friend in high school allowed me to
witness firsthand the opportunities out there and things teenagers are
capable of achieving if one is willing to work hard. Sometimes when I
look back at my high school years I wonder how I managed to do as much
as I did. Georgina is the one to thank!
Q: Describe your vision of a perfect day in your life 30 years from now.
hope to have a family, spend the day in the sunshine with children and
animals and crowd round a big dinner table each night. Simple but
Q: Please write a short poem about the most interesting object in the room you're in right now.
A: two bunnies on the floor beside me
cuddling head to butt, front paws to feet
with creatures this clumsy, fuzzy
i''ll never need to watch tv!
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