At the time of its acceptance I was still learning about looking at a collection as a whole body that worked together instead of viewing it like just a bunch of poems thrust together.
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The title comes from an image in one of the poems. I have depression, and it often comes and goes as it pleases. The title kind of made sense.
Which poem in your chapbook has the most meaningful back story to you? It would be like picking the most meaningful scar. One may have a more juicy or meaningful backstory than the others but at the end of the day they are still these parts of you that show that you have survived. Does the chapbook form have an impact on the politics of the poems that appear inside it? I think the form does force the poet to be more succinct and the collection has to work similar to the button combination used in fighting video games to pull off incredible combos.
The chapbook just makes the writer tighter and more precise with the buttons they press. I hope that makes sense. She was fighting cancer from the end of until the time of her passing, and during the time she was in the hospital I would go to her home and tend to her cats for her. The cats would come to me, and lay with me and purr until I fell asleep. I felt like it was their way of showing that they appreciated me caring for them. What was the final poem you wrote or significantly revised for the chapbook, and how did that affect your sense that the chapbook was complete?
We were working on the final order of the chapbook, past the stage of adding and removing poems. We had gotten it just about finished as far as layout goes and I wrote the poem and without edits thought it needed to be in there.
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Describe your writing practice or process for your chapbook. Do you have a favorite prompt or revision strategy? What is it? I write like I hoop…in spurts. Sometimes on fire, and sometimes absolutely trash. I just start linking them together when I see different threads starting to form. You link things together as you see the threads forming.
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What has the editorial and production experience with the press who picked up your chapbook been like? To what degree did you collaborate on the cover image and design of your chapbook? The editorial and production process was fun to me. They paired me up with an editor and we would stay in touch on a weekly basis and make revisions on my poems, which I enjoyed doing and learned a lot from. I need unbiased savagery when it comes to my poetry.
As far as the cover image, they left it up to me. I like to support local artists. With each chapbook or instrumental album release I go to a local visual artist that I know. I hit up a friend of mine, a visual artist named Trae Issac, sent him the poems, and just told him to give me what comes to mind and what he drew up ended up being the cover. Is there a question you wish you would have been asked about your chapbook?
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How would you answer it? Do you listen to music while writing and who? My first full collection of poetry, Class , comes out with Urban Farmhouse Press next spring. I write in spurts, but when I do a lot comes out. So one, maybe two full poetry manuscripts and a nonfiction manuscript. If you could choose another artistic path painting, music, dance, etc. I guess painting and music. Everyone starts off with what they think poetry is, or what they think people want to hear.
What do you wish you had been told as a writer? What wisdom have you arrived at? I wish someone told me they wanted to give me thousands or millions of dollars just to write. Wisdom comes with living. Read a lot of chapbooks. We learn through imitation and then doing it on our own, our own way. I think of chapbooks like mixtapes to where the full collection is like an album. Two different kinds of great collections of an artists music.
You are writing from your own experience, and worrying too much about what others are doing will only get in the way of great creation. Whose work helped you in the writing of this chapbook? What inspires you? What gets you to the page?
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Life inspires me. What question would you like to ask future writers featured at Speaking of Marvels? Where can I find your chapbooks and do you want to exchange? Deonte Osayande is a former track and field sprinter turned writer from Detroit, Mi. He writes nonfiction essays and his poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, a Pushcart Prize and published in many online and print publications. He has represented Detroit at multiple National Poetry Slam competitions.
The poems in Migration trace a rough narrative arc from a childhood in Texas to early motherhood in Brooklyn. Many of these poems deal with family and home, how we leave home and how we return, either mentally or physically. For this collection, Fossil Sky by David Hinton was influential—though it may not technically even be a chapbook.
The words of the poem on the page reconstruct the walks Hinton took in the countryside when he was living in Provence.
For many years, I had the poem hanging on the wall in my apartment. During that time, I began to consider more deeply how poetry can embody a landscape. It felt very handmade. I was struck by the intimacy of the chapbook form and how perfect it was for the subject. All of these chapbooks spoke to my nostalgia for paper—for artifacts that show the mark of a human hand—and inspired me to think seriously about a chapbook of my own. What might these favorite or influential chapbooks suggest about you and your writing?
My mother was an art teacher and a dedicated amateur artist, so I grew up going to art museums, watching art being made, and making art myself. Many of my good friends are artists or designers.