portion of the artwork for Eugenie Juliet Theall's poetry

Eugenie Juliet Theall’s Comments

“Bathtime” is autobiographical and close to my heart. The subject matter is very real, raw, and honest. Shouldn’t all poetry be? “Bloodshot Eyes“ has autobiographical bits (how’s that alliteration for you?), but was based on a wonderful writing prompt, where you take 10 random words (concrete nouns and action verbs are best) and attempt to weave them together into a cohesive poem. Try it! I must have been walking down memory lane because “Unopened Gift” is autobiographical, too. Let’s just say, sometimes the best things you can get out of a former relationship are insight and fodder for poetry. I’m certain many writers can attest to being struck by the Muses at the oddest moments. “Canada Goose” was written while I proctored a math exam (yuck!). No one was cheating, so I simply looked out the open window and was inspired. May you find inspiration in the little things in life, too.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 47 | Spring 2016