Do you have a favorite line or lines from your accepted pieces for The Ginger Collect?
“fur balls that I spoke/ stuck in my throat/ an allergy /death by vocabulary”
What inspired your piece?
Possibly on some deep psychological level it’s a trapped feeling that comes with Winter although for me there is just a feeling of gazing out my window across the field to the ancient woods and a soundtrack of winds and domestic tiffs.
What season do you find you write the most in?
Generally it happens when it happens although being disabled and living rural I suppose Winter has the edge as I more housebound.
Who is your most influential writer? Who do you always go back to for inspiration?
Probably Angela Carter, however most of my inspiration comes from music and in that respect Karl Hyde (Underworld) rules the roost. In a genre not regarded for its lyrical quality he uses a cut and paste observational technique that is a lot harder to accomplish than it appears.
What do you want readers to take away from your piece?
Not to be afraid to use the whole page and to explore new formats for the 21c.
Do you find writing invigorating or exhausting?
What is your ideal writing environment?
Alone and undisturbed.
Do you keep any snacks around while you write? If so, what’s your favorite?
Do you ever create soundtracks for the piece you’re writing?
Music of my mind is ever present. Invented conversations. The melodies of life , death , and everything inbetween.
Do you have any future writing plans?
I’m always trying to uncover something new and different.
You can read P.A. Levy’s piece in Issue Four of The Ginger Collect: Branching Out.