construction paper and create their own commentary, notes, and marginalia around the poem. I can’t wait to try it out! BF: Has any other poets and/or authors influenced your writing? Is there a current poet that you’d like to rave about to our readers?
TT: As stated earlier, I love Billy Collins. I think he is a great entry point for those intimidated by poetry as he is clever, funny, yet highly accessible. Some other fairly contemporary favorites include B.H. Fairchild (and especially his poem, “A Starlit Night”), Czeslaw Milosz, Sharon Olds, Maxine Kumin, and many others that perhaps aren’t as current.
BF: Where do you see your writing career in ten years?
TT: More than anything, I just hope to still be creating. Whether it is poetry, short stories, essays, or novels, I just