Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Dakota Galvin. Here is our twist on an interview.
- A quote that inspires you:
- Your writing process described as a song: The Antlers Kettering
More often than not my poems start off as just a line or two — like a baby — and I sit down with those lines and build the poem up from there.
- You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:
Life is hard for most people—it is full of loss. People you love get taken away from you, you can lose material things, and—in what I think is the worst case scenario—your memory can start to fail you. When I write, I do it to memorialize things I don’t want to be taken away from me. I write to remember the things I see and feel in the moment.
- What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?
“The Origin of Palm Readings” was published in Driftwood Press (page 62)
Dakota Galvin is an aspiring poet from central Florida. Although she’s been writing poetry for as long as she can remember, she currently has work appearing in Driftwood Press, A New Thoreau Quarterly, Firefly Magazine, and elsewhere. Her dog is (probably) her biggest fan.
See you next week, with another not-so-typical interview.