#FeatureFriday – Natasha Burge

Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Natasha Burge. Here is our twist on an interview.

 

  • A quote that inspires you:

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”  —Ray Bradbury

  • Your writing process described as a song:

  • You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:

I write because it’s the closest I can get to being home. Writing is the first thing I think about when I open my eyes and the last thing on my mind when I go to sleep. Even in my dreams I’m writing poetry – I just wish the scraps I could remember when I woke up made any sense. Writing guides me toward the heartwood of life. I write because it is hard and wild and the truest thing I know.

  • What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?

Slink Chunk Press recently published five of my poems and they are some of the most personal pieces that I’ve written to date. If you want to find out what shooting stars, anxiety, spider silk, and marmalade have in common – check them out.

 

Natasha Burge divides her time between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Crack the Spine, Bitterzoet, Luna Station Quarterly, Slink Chunk Press, and Flash Fiction Magazine. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing and wrestling her first novel into shape.

 

 

Website: http://www.natashaburge.com

Twitter: @ohmytasha

 

 

See you next week with another not-so-typical interview.

 

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