POET INTERVIEW – WILLIAM PRESTON

WILLIAM PRESTON

WILLIAM PRESTON

Question:  Is there anyone out here who did not suspect that our own William Preston would be the Writer’s Digest’s Poetic Asides 2013 Poet Laureate?  I suspect not. This gentleman is not only an amazingly prolific writer of superb poetry, but is also one inexhaustible encourager.  My kind of guy!

MARIE ELENA:  Bill, I’m going to take back something I just stated.  I do think there was someone who was genuinely surprised when Robert Lee Brewer announced that you were selected as the PA Poet Laureate:  YOU.   I’m going to start you off with what may be a difficult question:  How do you actually feel about your own writing?   Continue reading