Q Was there a breakthrough moment for you when you realized, "Hey, this is what I want to do. I want to be a poet or writer?"
A I played with the idea through college. After college, I had a bad bout of depression and just lost the ability to write. I could not write anything for at least four years. I was working at the BFS on the Mileground one night and suddenly got the urge to write something. It was like a dam burst. I was writing things that meant something to me and I couldn’t stop. It was something I had to do, like breathing. It was therapeutic. When you’re overridden by anxiety, you’re taken out of your rhythm, and it takes something hard to knock you back into it and it can take a while. It did for me.
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