Poetry

Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye
Interviewing Naomi Shihab Nye, one of my very favorite poets in the entire world and a deeply generous and genuine person. Photo: Christine Corrigan (2015)

I hope to be a poet when I grow up.

My first published poem, “Story of the Northern Lights,” has just appeared in Saint Katherine Review 5.1. I have several others forthcoming from the same journal.

My interview with the poet Li-Young Lee appeared in Image 86.

Some of the poets who have particularly meant something to me over time include Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, Jay Wright, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shihab Nye, Li-Young Lee, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, and Scott Cairns. I also have an abiding appreciation for the poets in Bill Moyers’ The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets.