1) What is the theme of your poem?
If it has a theme it is not an overly serious theme. As bad as things may seem to be, they can always get worse, or better. You never know. Sometimes things look grim and there seems like nothing good up ahead, but that is just a transitory perception.
2) What motivated you to write this poem?
The line came to me out of nowhere, Drop me off in the wilderness. It seemed like a title, or a line in a song or a poem. I had no idea where it might lead. It started to grow, line by line until I had a verse. It was fun to write. I didn’t agonize over it at all.
3) How long have you been writing poetry?
I wrote poems that look like songs and songs that look like poems that look like songs. Every now and then it feels right to just call it a poem.
4) If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
5) What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
I listened to my own recording of the poem and thought for sure it could sound better than that.
6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
I have two novels published, The Route, and Saint Bob Day. Short fiction of mine has appeared in various publications. My screenplays have placed in major contests but lately my attention span prefers writing poems, short poems.
7) What is your passion in life?
I like to make people laugh. I guess my passion is humor, and music, and writing novelty songs.
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