Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Interview with Edna Cabcabin Moran - "An Eyeball in My Garden" Poet


Today, I welcome Edna Cabcabin Moran. As both poet and illustrator, Edna is the "purr-fect" choice for today's interview.

#1. What is your “favorite” spooky poem from the collection?
Tough to say because I have a lot of favorites. Just off the top of my head~"Igor Picks A Pet" is done in a great voice and "The Hixon House" is good ol' eerie!
#2. Where did your inspiration come from for your particular poems?
I wrote and submitted a grand total of two poems (having just joined the Poets' Garage) and fortunately one poem made the cut! =) I gather that 'Zombie Kid Blues' stemmed from my sophisticated taste in comics and appreciation for fine cultural icons like Mad Magazine, the Addams Family, The Simpson's Halloween and, of course, the movie "Sean of the Dead."
#3. How does feedback from the other poets affect your final decision?
The feedback enables me see my writing through 'different sets of lenses' which is helpful to my process.
#4. How long have you been a rhymer?
Off and on since I was a child. At age 8 or 9, I went through a phase of making up a ton of poems and reciting them with a fervor to my "lucky" dad.
 #5. Do you write varied forms of poetry for children?
Yes, I enjoy trying my hand at new forms however I'm most comfortable with free verse and some forms of rhyme.
#6. How are you personally promoting your group’s debut book?
I'm helping to create a group blog for the book: www.eyeballinmygarden.com which launches Friday, October 1st.
#7. Do you plan to do any book signings? If so, where can fans find you?
I'm looking into doing something fun at an independent bookseller in my city, as well as, at the local library. I'll be sure to post that info on the group blog.
 Thanks so much for stopping by, Edna. Wish you and the other "Eyeball" poets much success.

Next poet to shine is Susie "Sunflower" Sawyer.

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