Hi everyone! Iris here! This is the very special Anthology 11 Edition of Line Break, where I talk with six writers and artists who are published in the anthology!
I spoke with:
- Audrey (amaryllis on YWP) about her poem, “I Failed” (page 35, Anthology 11), taking inspiration from failure, writing as a form of catharsis, and feeling motivated by the YWP community.
- Sam (Love to write on YWP) about her poem, “For My Dad, When He Was Eight” (page 8), writing about ordinary things, historical fiction, and short stories.
- Lauren (laurenm on YWP) about four of her photos (pages 6, 9, 18, 47), darkroom photography, combining writing and photography, and the importance of different perspectives.
- Lily (dogpoet on YWP) about her poem, “I Can’t Write in A Box” (page 24), not forcing your writing to fit into a mold, taking inspiration from life experiences, and writing fanfiction.
- Jadyn (Treblemaker on YWP) about her poem “My Father’s Daisy Apron” (page 51), how quarantine affected our writing, working on music, taking inspiration from family, and the YWP Social Distancing Journal. Oh, and the mystery of Vermont's maple creemees!
- Marina (Marina2020 on YWP) about her short story, “Books and Coffee” (page 28), settings, writing poetry versus short stories, the idea of YWP as a second home, and the power of Tiny Writes.
- Iris (eyesofIris on YWP)
TO ORDER COPIES OF ANTHOLOGY 11: Email YWP Executive Director Susan Reid at [email protected]; include your name, mailing address, and number of requested copies. Suggested donation $10/copy (Click here or go to the Donate button on the site). If you haven't received a copy of the anthology yet, and want to follow along with the podcast, check out the attached PDF.
Special thanks to THE GEORGE W. MERGENS FOUNDATION who made publication of Anthology 11 possible!