We were so excited to have the opportunity to feature some of Adriana’s beautiful poetry in our first issue. She’s a multi-talented writer with an MFA from the University of Washington and an MPhil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from the University of Cambridge. You can also see Adriana’s work in the short film People Are Becoming Clouds, which she cowrote the screenplay for.
What is your favorite place to write in/at?
Usually at home, alone at my desk, where I can get up and pace and read aloud without bothering anyone. Sometimes the kitchen table, where there is lots of light and there are snacks close by. 😉 Occasionally it’s nice to go to a cafe when I’m revising.
We loved the variety of subjects in your poems and the sense of the poems reaching outwards to see through different perspectives. Can you tell us about what inspires your poetry?
Can you tell us a bit about your use of form? How do you decide what form a poem should take?
I usually just let it unfold in a way that feels natural to the image or to the shape of the sentence that’s unwinding–I wish I had a better answer than that!
If you could spend one day as any plant, animal, or non-human organism, what would you be?
I think I would be kelp swaying with the waves somewhere in the San Juan Islands.