Interview with Fox Adoption Magazine

About a year ago, Fox Adoption Magazine published four of my poems, posting one a month for the summer. Of course I was happy to oblige when they asked to interview me.

Here’s a teaser:(click the link below for the full interview).

Fox Adoption: What sparked your interest in writing and poetry, and how did that then shift your interest to teaching?

Amy:  My interest in writing definitely comes from reading. I began to really love literature in high school, and as I read more and more, I fell in love with the idea of being a writer. . . .

Thanks to Alicia and Josh and foxes everywhere. Check out poems, prose, and visual art and submission guidelines and support this great online journal. Adopt your own fox today.

 

Weightless

A poem first published in Potato Eaters, published by Finishing Line Press, copyright 2008.

Weightless

Autumn, the ballet, dances
through the speechless trees, resplendent
motion uttering no sound.
Painted atmospheres tickle
a spectator, that flesh colored leaf
standing at the center, earthless –
a Renaissance bather in a silent film.
Beneath the young girl’s feet,
cold clay moonrocks touch tenderly.
Standing motionless, she takes flight
like a naked sparrow, windblown;
no chill strikes her skin; she listens
to all that is quiet and warm,
warmth which radiates not
from the yellow sun, but from her angel spine
with knowledge of the breathless wind.
Unworldly, unafraid, enjoying
the dance she sees, fancying
herself a participant.

Click here to see my poem “How Poetry Differs from Gardening,” in Fox Adoption Magazine.

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