#FeatureFriday – Ed Tato

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

 

  • A quote that inspires you:

 

  • Your writing process described as a song: Astral Weeks – Van Morrison

 

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

I’m going to quote Steinbeck (from Writers at Work) again because I don’t think I can say it any better:

A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of meaning, of feeling, of observing. We are lonesome animals. We spend all life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say—and to feel— “Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.”

 

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

The Boys of Summer” was published in Southword Journal

 

 

Ed Tato has lived across the US and in New Zealand. He now lives in Coburg, Australia. By most accounts, Ed is over-educated, under-employed, technologically obsolete and the face of the new economy. His two poetry collections are available online. Some poems abide there, as well, or in various print journals.

 

 

 

 

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

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