Watch the Poetry Reading of MIDWINTER:
Poem read by Holly Sarchfield
1) What is the theme of your poem?
That even in the most mundane situation we are surrounded by mystical forces that can influence our lives. Here is a quiet town in the Midwest in the middle of winter…yet the people have encounters with ghosts and spirit and a surprisingly vindictive nature.
2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?
There is a great book of short stories written by Bernard Malamud called “The Magic Barrel.” One reviewer described the stories as “the place where reality and imagination meet.” That is a reaction I would like. Reality and imagination have met, clashed in this poem…and imagination seems to winning.
3) How long have you been writing poetry?
Years and years. Since I was an undergraduate English major. I stopped wiring for…
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