Interview with Nadine Dunseith

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love writing to help make sense of the world around me. It helps to make me aware of pain and joy and to celebrate every part of being human.
What do your fans mean to you?
I hope they can take an element of understanding and awareness from my poetry. If they are hurting, I want them to know that I understand and to feel comfortable reading about it.
What are you working on next?
I'm still writing poetry and am hoping to have another book to share.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love the classics, including William Shakespeare and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I am a big fan of poetry, including the confessional poetry of Sylvia Plath. I also love reading Margaret Atwood's novels and poetry.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love my children and they inspire to be the best mother to them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a teacher, so I spend a lot of time with teenagers - but I also love reading and can often be found with a good book.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm still learning about ebooks, so it's hard to answer this question.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was Wuthering Heights. The imagery of the Moors and the subject of the anti-hero inspired me to further explore Victorian and Romantic literature.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was in high school and it centred around a family's dark secret. The boy in the family was driving drunk and killed a child.
What is your writing process?
I love exploring vocabulary, so I usually start with a symbol or metaphor to inspire the poetry I write.
How do you approach cover design?
I love photography so I find a photo that represents a metaphor or symbol.
Published 2019-02-12.
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Books by This Author

Roses Are Forever: A Book of Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 13, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In the first book poetry from Nadine Dunseith, she draws upon her experiences with grief, loss, and anxiety to bring a greater awareness and understanding to those who have experienced similar circumstances.