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Interview for Christal Cooper's Backstory of the Poem: “THE OPTIMIST TAKES A PERSONALITY TEST”

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

Grateful to Christal Cooper for giving me this opportunity to talk about one of the poems in my next book "The Optimist Shelters in Place," out with Harbor Editions in April 2022.

Of the book, Lisa Fay Coutley [author of tether] says, " .... these neo-confessional poems balance the ache of imagining families 'sobbing' in hospital parking lots with the personal loss of long isolation, the fresh finality of divorce, and even the tedious need to clean the shower."

Read more HERE.

Get the book in April HERE.


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