At my desk at home.
2. Internet on or off while you’re writing?
It varies. Mainly on but I do sometimes resort to Freedom to bar myself from reading blogs and checking Facebook.
3. Which book/poem do you wish you’d written?
Hundreds of them. Long Legged Fly by William Butler Yeats is a bit of a favourite poem. Great slabs of Raymond Carver’s work would be just fine to have written.
4. Which book are you constantly lending your friends?
A Moveable Feast, whenever someone is heading for Paris. I have to keep buying new copies.
5. Which fictional character do you think you're most romantically compatible with?
Hmm, tricky. After a fling on the road with Dean Moriarty, I might settle down with Sodapop Curtis.
6. Best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?
“Something good will come out. Have patience” - Natalie Goldberg in Writing Down the Bones.
7. If you could only read and re-read one book for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Oh my God, I think I’d rather die now than have to make that choice. Could I cheat and take the Norton Anthology of Poetry?
8. Which book do you only pretend to like to look cool/well-read?
I don’t know about that. There are a whole lot of books that I’ve read part of and never quite finished, not because I don’t want to but life gets in the way sometimes. Like The Sound and the Fury, Anna Karenina, that kind of thing. I try to remember not to pretend that I finished them!
9. What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently using this interview to avoid writing a story for a uni assignment. Something good will come out. Have patience.
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