Interview with Vincent St. Clare
When did you first start writing?
About the age of fifteen or sixteen, which was around 2006-2007. Before that I'd dabbled very occasionally in poetry, and had made a few half-assed attempts at writing stories.
Describe your desk
Wherever I can lay down with a laptop, or sit upright with a cup of coffee.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The prospect of happiness. I mean "real" happiness: one's innermost potential. The idea that I can endure, and if I do so properly, I can "attain".
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, mostly. Thinking... sometimes too much.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is catharsis. For the essayist especially, writing is a method of talking to oneself (and sometimes even "yelling" at yourself) in a way that yields self-discovery, and (better yet) self-actualization.
What are you working on next?
Most likely a novella, or book of short stories.
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Books by This Author
Easy Noumenon: Early Poems [Revised Version]
by Vincent St. Clare
'Easy Noumenon' is a short collection of the author's early poems and juvenilia, a debut [e]chapbook intended to turn heads and perhaps pry a few hearts. The author's poetry presents the reader with a slew of visionary images, as well as the themes of loss, disenfranchisement, wonderment and mysticism—numinous realities which often creep into the mundane world.