Interview With Shira Erlichman

When did you start writing?

       I started writing poems in 3rd grade. Even though English was my second language, I got placed in a special extracurricular poetry group. Or maybe it was because English was my second language that language was exciting, almost a magic trick, to me.

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Interview With Jessica Helen Lopez

When did you start writing?

       I started writing when I was a young girl.  I think I may have been eleven or twelve.  My first poems were rap songs that I created with my cousins who lived on the same cul-de-sac as I did. 

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Interview With Dorianne Laux

When did you start writing?

       I began writing when I was a young girl, around twelve.  I spent as much of my time reading as I could, and once I had digested a good number of books, I felt the desire to speak back to the ones who had spoken to me so intimately, and in such good faith.

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Interview With Jennifer Knox

When did you start writing?

       I started writing poems when I was about 20. I had flunked out of art school and had to go back to community college to get my gpa from a .08.

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