Interview with Poet Edmund Jonah (The Hindu’s Lament)

1) What is the theme of your poem?

My father’s sorrow at my mother’s death. I used the Indian as a metaphor.

2) What motivated you to write this poem?

My mother’s death at age 35 – I was twelve.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I don’t write much verse. But since I was 18 (when I wrote this) I have dabbled.

4) If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

My mother.

5) What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

My ego!!

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I have a book published, about 40 short stories, essays and verses printed in magazines and anthologies all over the world and on the net. I have three screenplays as well.

7) What is your passion in life?

More what was – I am now 85 years old and I loved to direct stage plays. Two of my efforts were chosen to represent Israel in the Theatre Festivals in Dundalk, Eire, where both did very well. I would act and sing. I still sing.

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