Poetry and long-term friendship

30 Jan

Has poetry brought lovely, interesting, gifted people into your life? It has certainly done that for me.

My poet friend and memoirist Tracy Lee Karner (whom I’ve never met in person) posts a back-and-forth chat we had about poetry and our long-term friendship on her blog today. In it she interviews me and then answers some of my questions to her. (Lucky girl, spent a whole year studying with Patricia Fargnoli). The post is HERE.


Posted by on January 30, 2014 in People, Personal, Writing


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6 responses to “Poetry and long-term friendship

  1. greenlightlady

    January 31, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Violet, I enjoyed reading the conversation between you two. It made me feel more glad than I already do about being a poet.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


    • Violet Nesdoly

      January 31, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      That’s lovely, Wendy! Tracy is a lovely person and a terrific writer–a poetic soul if there ever was one, though she says she does’t write much any more.


  2. Marylin Warner

    January 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    On Tracy’s blog, you were so right that the world would be much poorer without poetry!
    While I love to read poetry and applaud those who write poetry, however, my love if for writing memoir, essays, articles, and especially short fiction.
    But as a avid reader, I fully acknowledge that my favorite novels are written by authors who were also once poets. There’s a beauty and clarity and romance of words that just doesn’t happen otherwise.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      January 31, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Marilyn, so true. Have you read Tracy’s memoir? I’m reading it now and her poetic side comes through often. Writing poetry is an excellent training for other kinds of writing.


  3. Linda Baie

    January 31, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    It is a lovely conversation, Violet. I left my comment with Tracy. Thanks so much for sharing this special relationship!


    • Violet Nesdoly

      January 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you, Linda! I’m know you have many relationships of your own.



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