This post is about something exciting to me at the same time that it is sad. Gingerbread House Editor Christine Butterworth-McDermott has interviewed me in the new issue up today. You can read it here:
Gingerbread House Lit Mag, with its emphasis on fairy tale-inspired literature, is one of my very favorite journals. Very sadly, I must say that this is the final issue of GH! Butterworth-McDermott will go on to do exciting things in the literary and artistic worlds (she’s an artist as well as a poet/writer), but this feels like the end of an era.
Please check out the whole gorgeous issue through the link above.
And here’s to a healthy and peaceful 2023.
19 responses to “An Interview by Christine Butterworth-McDermott for Gingerbread House”
Great interview. You both expressed yourselves well.
Thanks, WJ. Thought you would enjoy that little trip down memory lane in that one passage . . . .
That was a very impressive interview! What a shame that Gingerbread House has come to an end.
Thank you, Liz. I understand that Christine wants to move on and do something else as it’s been a huge labor of love, but I am definitely going to miss it.
Fascinating interview, Luanne. I enjoyed learning more about you.
Happy New Year!
Thank you for reading it, Merril. Happy New Year to you and yours.
You’re welcome and thank you!
I enjoyed the interview Luanne, and your poem Self-Portrait as Elegy. It is beautiful!
I hope Perry is doing well, and that 2023 treats you kindly.
Lavinia, thank you so much. It means a lot to me that you like the poem. How are you feeling? I hope you are all mended or headed in that direction. Thank you re Perry. I hope 2023 treats you kindly, too, my dear!
I finished cardiac rehab this December. The last ECG looks as good as I can hope for, an ejection fraction (percentage of blood pumped out of the heart) back in the normal range though there is some mild damage to the left ventricle. Not enough to slow me down now, though I just have to be careful.
Please give Perry a hug from me.
I will give him a hug. And we are both HUGGING YOU back. XOXO
I enjoyed your interview, Luanne. Keeping mindfulness is something those of us who write have to keep in the forefront. If not one could drift into that warm sea of fiction and not return.
Oh, I love how you put that. Haha, it is very tempting, isn’t it?! One of my least favorite things is holding the flashlight, etc. for the gardener while he fixes something. It always holding boards or wires or something tightly with the other hand, and I get tired and it makes my back hurt. So I am trying to be mindful about helping him. And, after all, I’m not the one doing the fixing (usually). Happy New Year!
I have a gift idea for you. You can buy clamps and a stand in a photography supply store. He can clamp his flashlight to the pole and it will hold it for the both of you.
Haha, good idea. I also saw an ad for a flashlight that fits on the head like a miner’s cap. His birthday is in April . . . .
That is a good idea too,
I’m going to read the interview right now and wish you and yours a very happy new year!
I’m not sure if my comment went through but wanted to wish you all the best in the coming new year!
What a great interview! Christine’s close reading of Rooted and Winged led to some intriguing questions which led to intriguing and surprising answers 🙂 You say you miss “what is right in front of” you, but your poetry (and your blog) leaves me feeling that you don’t miss much 😉