I was interviewed by Hélène Stelian for her blog Next Act for Women about my journey of coming out LATE IN LIFE as a POET. I didn’t go back to school to study poetry until I was 45—proof that it’s never too late to discover your life’s calling! Now I write and teach (and wear purple!).
Lisa Dordal is the author of Mosaic of the Dark (Black Lawrence Press, 2018) which was a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, Water Lessons (April 2022), and Next Time You Come Home (forthcoming 2023). She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Robert Watson Poetry Prize, and the Betty Gabehart Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets, Image, The Sun, Narrative, CALYX, The Greensboro Review, Vinyl Poetry, and Ninth Letter.
Wow! Great detailed article! Onward poet! Ann
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