Stop over at Minotaur's Spotlight to hear the second part of the interview with Francis Daulerio, as he talks about his book!
Here is a brief snippet from the interview:
Why do people like your poems, anyway?
That’s a good question. Because they’re short? Our attention spans are getting shorter and shorter, so maybe I’m just capitalizing off of a budding human insufficiency.
I’d like to think that people like my writing because they can identify with it. We’re all basically experiencing our own versions of similar life events, so I think my work comes to readers in a familiar way. I try to draw out emotions by pairing them with other concepts that everybody understands. One of my favorite poems in the book is about having to call family members to inform them of a death, and I linked it to that split second before the bombing of Hiroshima, where everything was cool and people were oblivious and nobody had a clue what was about to happen. Then there’s the impact, and the phone rings, and life can’t ever carry on in the same way again. That’s what I go for when I write. I want people to feel what I’m feeling in the way that I’m feeling it, so I spend a lot of time coming up with connections that will facilitate that understanding. At least I’d like to think that’s why people like my work. But yea, probably because it’s short.
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