This is the first of our written interview series,
"Meet The Poets".
If you are a poet and would like to participate
click here to find the questions and the link to where
you can send your answers.
You can answer all or as many questions as you wish.
1. When did you start liking poetry?
I started liking poetry before I was able to read and learned them by kindergarten teachers repeating them to me.
2. How old were you when you wrote your first poem?
I was in my teens when I wrote satires at summer camps. We rewrote popular songs to entertain the camp. I think I was around 20 when I met my ex husband and wrote love poems to him. I still have the book I hand wrote the poems in.
3. Who is/was your biggest influence?
My biggest influencers were Hungarian poets I studied in literature class in school. Radnoti Miklos, Petofi Sandor, Arany Janos, Jozsef Attila and many more. Later in Canada I started liking Rumi, Mary Oliver and poets I know and are friends with. We have a monthly poetry circle where we read poems and journal on the topics we read. Cat Charissage is our facilitator, Jill Ebsworth, Amanda Ward-Sutherland, Kerry Morrison, Stacy Oler, Karina Witbeck and Martha Renner are the members.