Big thank you to Evy Zen for this interview about my book Margaret’s Story – a biography in verse.
In the author’s own words: My mother always talked about writing her story but could never get beyond the first chapter about the circumstances of her birth. Born illegitimately in 1930s Brighton, she was mistreated by foster parents and relatives, was briefly in domestic service, married young and travelled widely with her soldier husband. She loved everyone but couldn’t find it in her to love herself. This is her story.
Hello Andrew! This is definitely the first time I’m interviewing a poet who authored a book showcasing a biography in poetic form. An avid poet and biography writer myself, I’m excited that I’m speaking with someone who merged the two. That’s brilliant! The book blurb gave us some insight into the backstory here, but I’d like for you to go into some more detail pertaining to the inspiration behind this collection of poetry.
This is the book…
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