Poet, and nonfiction writer, Susan Vespoli is such a great example of someone who uses the material from her life to create from. In this interview we talk about how to take the base stuff of life and turn it into the gold for poems and essays. We also talk about how to take the delicate journey of writing about real people in your life. So much good instruction here.

Interview :: May 14, 2021

Susan Vespoli’s poems and essays have been published in places like Rattle, Nailed, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, Mom Egg Review, Emrys Journal, Write Bloody, New Verse News, Verse Wisconsin, Role Reboot, and Pact Press. She’s received Pushcart Prize nominations for her poetry and is the author of two chapbooks by dancing girl press.

You can read Susan’s work on her website – https://susanvespoli.com