INTERVIEW WITH JACLYN PIUDIK

I love her, she is the coolest human in University of Toronto.

Black Coffee Poet

Jaclyn’s poems have been published in Columbia Poetry Review, Crosscurrents,Barrow Street, The New Quarterly, Garden Variety Anthology,and Crave It, among others.

She authored a chapbook, The Tao of Loathliness, published by fooliar press in 2005 and re-issued in 2008. Jaclyn is the recipient of a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing and the Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets.  She is presently working on a Ph.D. in medieval studies.

BCP: Why did you start writing poetry?

JP: I am not really sure why, to be honest.  I feel as though it chose me more than the other way around.  I wrote quite a bit as a child…it was a fun way to go inside and to dream and imagine….and I have always loved to write and have always liked learning languages.  There were periods in my life when my energy…

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