Sunday, 20 June 2021

Karol Nielsen : part two

How did you first engage with poetry?

I started writing poetry while working on a memoir about my marriage to an Israeli man and the trauma of the Gulf War. I was also the managing editor of a weekly newspaper in the Bronx, covering drugs, murders, and corruption. I had a lot of intense feeling to process and I turned to journal writing. Then poems began to appear. The poems came without struggle unlike the difficult journey to write and publish my memoir. 

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