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Ariana D. Den Bleyker interviewed Nicole Oquendo about creative writing, visual poetry, and “They Does Not Fit Like A Thundershirt Should“, a poem published on Likely Red in December.
“90% of my stories are written from my life and I’ve used them up. More and more imagination will be required.”
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“The writing process is difficult. I doubt any writer that says otherwise. Fortunately, the threshold is pretty high to getting myself to set down and actually write, but once I do I can’t make myself get up until I’ve got a piece, or the bones of one, out on the page. Completely.”
“Confidence comes from challenging yourself, testing yourself out in the larger world, seeing if you can take a punch, seeing if needed you can give one.”
“I had the first line -root of speed- stuck in my head. I thought it was interesting, and I had my journal and went from there. I liked that it was 1 stanza, a continuous thought, condensed time.”