In this episode, Matthew, Marina, and Elena talk with Mary Paulson about her poem, Ruins. We talk about writing poetry to express deep emotions, writing and rewriting with help from community, and Mary’s own personal journey toward writing this version of this poem.
Referenced in this Episode:
Ruins by Mary Paulson on The Metaworker website
Tenderness by Mary Paulson on The Metaworker website
Paint the Window Open by Mary Paulson, a new collection of poems
Donkey Gospel by Tony Hoagland, collection of poems recommended by Mary
What Do Women Want by Kim Addonizio, poet recommended by Mary
Mary Paulson currently lives and works in Naples, FL. Her poems have appeared in Slow Trains, Mainstreet Rag, Painted Bride Quarterly, Nerve Cowboy, Arkana, Thimble Lit Magazine, and Tipton Poetry Journal. Her chapbook, Paint the Window Open, has recently been accepted for publication by Kelsay Publishing.