Consulting Your Own Oracle

Being interviewed really means interviewing yourself. Interviewing yourself really means consulting yourself as if you were an oracle that doesn’t speak with anyone else.

I’ve given interviews before, but when Open Salon member and poet Lucien Quincy Senna hung her questions for me up for public scrutiny at the Red Lemonade community site, I knew I was in for a special treat.

Over at Red Lemonade, the interview slowly unfolded interactively allowing for a public dialogue, which is so much more interesting for everybody than just publishing yet another writer’s vanity record. As for the content: I don’t think I’ve ever given myself so much time and space to answer—but I’ve also never quite had questions like these.

(Update: the finished interview now appeared at the very snazzy looking nth word in closed form, too, for those who still read linearly, you know, from first to last line etc. with a couple of extra questions by nth word editor Ryan O’Connor.)

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