Interviews on Poetry… Mostly, Volume I

Nicole Marie Story is the author of the blog Nicole and Gwendolyn She writes about eating disorders, fashion, and pugs. She participated in the first Desert Abbey, contributing the piece “Unity.”

Ten Questions With Miss Story:

SW: When someone asks you if you like poetry, how do you answer?

NMS: I would never answer this question out loud. But my mind responds that it moves me, if it is not outrageous. It must be real.

SW: What is your favourite poem?

NMS: Everything by Sylvia Plath.

SW: I know you have written poetry (because I read a fantastic piece you wrote for my blog!) but do you consider yourself a poet?

NMS: No. I consider myself a writer.

SW: Please comment on Smurfette’s shoes.

NMS: Fit for a socialist… or for a nurse… ironically the same professional being that my ex man friend, the only that i ever really loved, cheated upon me with.

SW: What do you like about poetry?

NMS: I hate most poetry. I only like that which moves me.

SW: Have you ever dated a poet? (no, relax, I’m not going to ask you out) If so, is it true that they are better kissers? (I think it is a myth… but then again, the best kiss I ever had was from a poet… and so was the second best…) It should be noted that if you dated a poet and did not ever kiss him I have nothing negative to say.

NMS: No, I have not ever dated a poet.
But I think that I would like to kiss you.

SW: Has anyone ever written you a poem?

NMS: Yes. EDmund. But I wasn’t a reciprocating romantic, so it was annoying.

SW: Have you ever written a poem specifically for someone?

NMS: You. And my 80-year-old neighbour in 1987.

SW: You are living in a forrest with at least ninety-eight other dudes and no women or girls. Your house is made out of a toadstool. What is your go-to drug of choice?

NMS: Sex with one of the fellows, lost nine miles into the jungle.

SW: Has poetry ever changed the way you feel about something?

NMS: I think so. How about you?

SW: Of course, may I suggest “Choruses from the Rock” by T.S. Eliot? Oh wait, I already asked ten questions. Just rephrase that as something more affirmative for me. I can usually count to ten.