Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Kirk Windus. Here is our twist on an interview.
- A quote that inspires you:
“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” ― Charles Bukowski
- Your writing process described as a song:
Sometimes a little painful, always a little freeing
- You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:
Like Bukowski says, it’s that or I jump off a bridge. But really, writing is simultaneously a form of escapism and a way to investigate and explore, on the most micro level, the realities of life and living. Writing is one of those age-old contradictions that forces you to take a look in before you look out. For me, words are the only way I can really come to understand anything. If I was good at yoga maybe I’d do that, but I haven’t found anything else that makes me feel better. Writing is the only only way to lose the weight that really matters. Though, I should probably be hitting the gym more, too…
The best way to spend a day is with a little buzz and a pen in your hands. If anyone tells you differently, they’re lying.
- What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?
I’m pretty new to this! But I had a story publish at Across the Margin called “The Pact” that I really enjoyed writing.
Kirk Windus holds a journalism degree from St. Bonaventure University. His fiction has published at Across the Margin and Literally Stories. His poetry has or will soon appear at Ink in Thirds, Typehouse Literary Magazine and Mobius. Kirk aspires to write and drink like Hemingway.
See you next week with another not-so-typical interview.