Q & A with Robin Becker

April 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

We would like to thank Robin Becker for spending time and sharing her work with us. We very much enjoyed your event and your company, thank you for taking them time to answer some questions!

1) What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading Joyce Carol Oates’ novel We Were the Mulvaneys and The Selected Letters of Willa Cather edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout.
2) Is there anything you’re particularly looking forward to the publication of?
I’m looking forward to the 2015 publication of The Grass Labyrinth by Charlotte Holmes, forthcoming from Bk Mk Press in Kansas City.
3) Are there standard titles or writers you like to recommend, either within or outside of your field?
I recommend to all readers of literature The Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar for her deep and thoughtful meditations on love and power and Cambridge, by Susanna Kaysen for its depiction of the inner life of a precocious child.
4) Do you have a personal favorite book of all time? If so, can you share it and tell us why?
Living in the country every summer helps me re-connect with the natural world in ways I cherish. A deteriorating wicker chair my landlord suggested I throw in the woods last year became the catalyst for a poem about coppiced and pollarded trees. I look forward to returning to that inner retreat the outer retreat makes possible.

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