What are you doing right now?
I am currently finishing up a quasi-education at my local community college while exercising my talents within and outside that environment. I am a drama major aspiring to act (no kidding), direct, and write my own works.
What are your plans for the future?
I have no specific plans for the future. As long as I work hard & stay positive, the world will bend for me.
How long have you been writing poetry?
At the risk of sounding pretentious, I can not remember a time where I have not written poetry; after all, I am the daughter of a former English professor. In my eyes, my father is a literary genius. He always had, currently does, and always will push me to not only produce art in her many forms, but read and immerse myself to make myself better. When I was seven, he bought me Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. He read, I read, we discussed. I loved the riddles, the language, the everything. Since a young age, I’ve been blessed by cultivating a skill that never seems to leave me, and brings me much closer to my inner core & those I love around me.
What are you interested in saying with your work?
I think man’s motives, vices, downfalls are timeless. I am not a particularly religious person, but certain stories in the Bible intrigue me. I have this strong connection to Eve, so much so that it would not surprise me if I was her reincarnate (is that sacrilege? oh well…) so I just kind of compared her to a sexual experience I had. The title “Malus Domestica” translated is apple.
Why poetry and not prose?
I dabble into both, I just enjoy writing it and reading it so much more. I love what’s not spoken.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Trust that you are enough.” An acting teacher said that to me whilst struggling with a very hard character. I didn’t know if I was doing her justice, doing too much, too little. Acting aside, I take that adage into count throughout the different aspects of my ever cycling life. I have to be true to myself and know in my heart that I can do whatever I set my mind to. Cheesey? Yes. Cliche? Sure. Effective? Yes, and that’s all that matters.