We got to speak with Amanda Tumminaro about her piece “Skunk Hair” in Issue Seven.
I just have to ask. Have you or would you ever eat possum and potatoes?
I love potatoes, but would never try possum!
This poem’s tone is very well done. It offers you just enough detail about the speaker, but is still just as defensive. What inspired this tone?
Thank you! I was feeling very shut-out from the world at that time and this was my baby.
How would you define skunk hair?
Any streak of hair on a woman that looks like the Bride of Frankenstein.
How does poetry make you feel? To read and write and share it?
It always makes me feel very positive, and very encouraging to write it and share it.
Do you have any previously published pieces you’re particularly proud of?
Yes. I’m particularly proud of my first poetry chapbook! Here is the link: https://www.theparagonjournal.com/the-flying-onion