Peggy Dobreer, the author of Moon Tide's recent collection In the Lake of Your Bones, was interviewed this week by fellow poet Danielle Mitchell for the website Litnivorous. The interview, which is the second in a series featuring Southern California women poets, touches on Dobreer's background in theater and yoga, her writing process and her taste in peer editing groups.
The interview can be read here. A couple highlights:
On sensuality in poetry: "In our culture, we are so overly stimulated sexually that often the more subtle wisdom of body is ignored. When we pay attention to it, we find a more organic truth and variety."
Advice for other poets: "I'd say follow your heart to the page. I'd say let every experience own you, just keep writing, censor nothing, make HUGE mistakes, check your ego at the door…and see what wants to be written through YOU…because it won't come through anyone else."
July 28, 2012 : Posted by Michael Miller