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Trish is available for speaking engagements, interviews, and readings. She is also happy to speak to reading and writing groups via telephone or Skype. If you are interested, send Trish a note

Sample Interview Questions

  • How do you begin a poem?
  • What poets do you frequently go back to?
  • What is the background and inspiration behind this collection?
  • How does social media factor into your writing and/or role as a writer?
  • Do you have a writing group or community of writers you share your work with? Who are they?
  • Did you ever have difficulty writing about the mental illness and more disturbing aspects of your life? Or were there ever reservations on publishing?
  • What advice do you have for writers and poets working on memoir-ist and trauma-related pieces?
  • What are you reading right now?
  • What future projects do you have?
  • Did you set out to write a poetry collection about your family?
  • How did you get interested in poetry?
  • Stephen Dunn notes that your collection, though about mental illness and family, never felt therapeutically motivated. Did you ever have to reconcile a therapeutic motivation with a poet consciousness?
  • How can readers discover more about you and your work?