10 Questions for Kathryn Petruccelli
- By Edward Clifford
Early August. The sun serious
about itself, the breeze moody
as an infant, hushing its breath
to a whisper, watching, then lifting
all it had into a burst of joy.
—from "Prophet," Volume 64, Issue 1 (Spring 2023)
Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote:
I’m assuming you don’t want to hear about the middle school stuff that involved rainbows and much angst. (An early grasp on paradox?) But when I was about 30, I discovered the then-flourishing world of poetry slam and wrote a piece about trying to be more Zen while finding all the good writing fodder in edgier circumstances. Slam was great for my voice at the time, and I enjoyed the idea of speaking for three minutes without anyone...