-Carol Parris Krauss
lives in the Tidewater region of Virginia. Her work is distinctly Southern, with a strong sense of time and place. This high school English teacher is a watcher, and is not afraid to tackle current issues and concerns.
Carol serves as a reader for Full House Literary Magazine .
As a heads up here is a link to the 2019 interview I did with Carol: https://thewombwellrainbow.com/2019/02/25/wombwell-rainbow-interviews-carol-parris-krauss/
Q.1.: How did you decide on the order of the poems in the book?
The first poem is the title poem. I wanted to begin with a young girl questioning herself and the South she lives in, and wanted to express her desire to see beyond where she was, even though the places beyond her home were not perfect. After picking that poem, I then printed all the other poems and began to play the emotion shuffle game. I wanted to deliver the poems by order of emotion and not have too many of the same emotional tugs in a row.
Her book may be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1639800387/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_BVQAH1M5DE1CC0TB3TEM
More answers tomorrow.