Literary Editor Carissa Kasper sat down with Talonbooks author Jónína Kirton for an in-depth discussion about culture, place, and the healing power of poetry.
“Poetry has changed me, opening creative ways for me to express what I feel and think in exciting and creative ways. It offers me a way to explore my thoughts and feelings on a wide variety of topics. When I began, I had hoped to be a modern day mystic, a female Rumi, but I kept going in another direction, a much darker direction than I had planned, but the deeper I went into this underworld, the more I saw the power of words and how speaking of the difficult things offers healing.”
Read the entire interview here.