Interview series – s. imogen masuda

s. imogen masuda – reader. writer. living in germany with a japanese family and a crazy bulgarian street dog. british at heart. else lasker-schüler and t.s. eliot as life-time companions.When / why did you start writing poetry? – answers in adjectives

desperate (in that strange sublime way) – vulnerable (in that pleasure-in-pain way) – straying (through abandoned mindscapes) – undefinable – undefined

How do you write a poem? – answer in five verbs.

consruct

deconstruct

shape

reshape

unshape

What is your definition of what experimental poetry is?

shortcut to sorting out a raging mind in a calming way

Have you done many interviews before? Do you find them repetitive? Repetitive? Repetitive?

not as the one being interviewed. i used to be on the other side.

                                                                                                             side

                                                                                                  other         

What’s a favorite snack you like when poet-ing?

dawn: coffee dusk: canned beer

What are you kinda obsessed by?

making relationships of all kinds complicated but in a way no one is aware of but myself. coconut chocolate.

Do you tell your social circle about your poet-ing?

no. just that strange few i hold dear in some way or other.

How do you rebel?

still listening to green day and the sex pistols  and making soap bubbles out of the car window when all of my friends pretend to have grown up decades ago.

Tell me a literary / science fact or joke, please.

while the americans spent an incredible amount of money developing the space pen (because normal pens didn’t work in space), the russians used pencils. (this kind of reflects my life, me being the americans, though)

What’s your fav colour, poet, snack. (this is your pen name!)

blue t.s. eliot salt and vinegar crisps

short bio

although being german, s. imogen masuda does a great deal of her writing in english. giving in to that weird stuff her mind keeps whispering to her all day long is how she brings her poems to life. she has published some of her work in german anthologies so far and is exceptionally pleased to find her first english piece being published on august 15 with sledgehammer lit mag @sledgehammerlit.

follow her on twitter: londonlass_77 @londonlass_77

Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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