2. How does a poem begin?
My focus is usually seeded by an article or even a nugget of an idea that then kickstarts a broader inquiry through research. My Ozone project, for example, really began with some undirected collages, and it wasn’t until I read an article on the recent and persistent increase of ozone depletion chemicals in the atmosphere that I began to tighten my focus into its current trajectory. In other words, much of my work begins first with frivolous play, only to tighten through subsequent research once an idea takes root.