It’s the first of the week and the first of the month, and we’re kicking off October with an interview with poet Isabel Zuber, author of the collection Red Lily. Her short, to-the-point replies are a reflection of her poetry, short and mysterious, a mastery of understatement.
P53: What has been the biggest inspiration on your poetry?
IZ: The work of other poets.
P53: Where is your favorite place to read?
IZ: Any place that I can read is a favorite place!
P53: When did you write your first poem?
IZ: I honestly don’t remember the first one.
P53: What kind of music do you like? Do you listen to music while you write?
IZ: I’m not a great music lover, like Celtic. And, no, I don’t listen to music while I write.
P53: What’s your favorite comfort food?
Three Facts About Isabel:
1. I’m from the mountains and have never gotten over that.
2. I like cats and gardening.
3. I find exercise a big time sink—but I do it anyway.