An interview with myself

Hi all. My first post in quite a while. My friend and fellow poet Corey Mesler gave me the opportunity to fill out a self-interview form and get some nationwide exposure by posting this to my blog, so I am flexing my creaky blogging muscles and putting this out there. I hope I don’t sound too much like a dodo. I’m promoting a book that I trust one of three publishers will take and that two have already slapped in the face. But I believe. I have met rejection and I have stood in its face and the tears have only improved my complexion, and so still I believe. I must. Thank you for reading my blog, and please believe with me. This book is a keeper. And here is the interview about it:



What is the working title of the book?

Alarmed in Space and other poems.


Where did the idea come from for the book?

It’s a collection of the best of my work from the past five years or so, titled after the poem “Alarmed in Space,” which is about the problems of language in verse.


What genre does your book fall under?



What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Probably one of the two Kevins — Kevin Bacon or Kevin Spacey or perhaps Nathan Fillion from “Castle” — to play me. To play the female part, the lovely Stana Katic, Kate Beckett on “Castle” or Emily Deschanel from “Bones.” Other parts filled in by my present-day friends. Actually, me and my beautiful wife Trina Allen could probably do fine with the main roles, although we might be a little nervous being ourselves, as our therapists can tell you we are in real life. J


What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

A rich and varied collection of verse by a well travelled poet, spoken from the eyes of experience but with the exuberance of youth, with the war-weariness of age and the optimism of the eternal soul.


How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

Years, oh these many years. Some of the poems are from the immediate present, some are quite old. The manuscript is a hodgepodge, as is my soul, as I am.


Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My beautiful wife Trina, my lovely dogs Hamlet and Harriet, and the wonderful, terrible and always unpredictable world around us. Who can wake up in the morning and need inspiration? I have yet to understand that question.


What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It is one of three books — actually, the only full-length book, but I have two other chapbooks currently out there — Maintenance and Death  in its second edition, out on Pig in a Poke Press, and How Love Conquers the World  available on Flutter Press. Google them and find out more.


Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I never self-publish anything. I and most writers am too good for that. I do represent myself, however.


My tagged writers for next Wednesday are:

Hmm. I would think Kevin Ridgeway, Karla Merrifield and Bill Roberts.



~ by harryc13 on February 17, 2013.

One Response to “An interview with myself”

  1. Great interview, Harry. I just added you to The Blog Hop Database!

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