The editors of Sudden Denouement Literary Collective know that our strength is our writers. We hope that you enjoy getting to know them through our new Writer Interview Series.
What name do you write under?
In what part of the world do you live? Tell us about it.
I live in Tokyo, Japan.
Please tell us about yourself.
I am originally from New York, then off to Memphis where I grew up. I was educated in California and lived out there for nearly 30 years. I left the country in 2009 and haven’t been back except for short holidays in Hawaii.
If you have a blog or website, please provide the name and the link.
When did you begin your blog/website, and what motivated you start it?
Just 2 years ago or so…I keep it as a repository only of my published stuff. I do not write on the blog directly.
What inspires/motivates you to keep blogging on your site?
I copy and past stuff onto there but it really only functions as a file.
When did you join the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective?
It has been a couple of years now.
Why/how did you join Sudden Denouement?
I was submitting around at the time and got a nice reply from Jasper whose support I found unique.
What does “Divergent Literature” mean to you?
Divergent suggests out of the mainstream, nonconformist.
SD Founder Jasper Kerkau frequently talks about Sudden Denouement writers using the ‘secret language’. What is it?
I think he means indirect or guarded. It suggests that writing is a survival tool.
What are your literary influences?
D.H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, and Harold Pinter are favorites.
Has any of your work been published in print? (books, literary magazines, etc.) How did that happen?
I submit daily, few make it.
Do you have writing goals? What are they?
Right now my goal is to put together a second volume of poems.
Which pieces of your own writing are your favorites? Please share a few links.
What else would like to share about your writing, Sudden Denouement, or yourself?
I am very grateful to find such a supportive community.