Interview – Elke Woll


Please tell us a bit about yourself.

German by birth, South African by accident, translator by trade, teacher by circumstance.

When you create, what inspires you?

Anything, really. It can be word, a minor incident, …

Tell us about the specific inspiration behind one or each of your accepted pieces.

I thought the idea “envy” intriguing. Having come across it in a “photographic blog” setting I thought of it in visual terms first but realized that all my visual ideas were contrite and rather soppy. So I did what I often do: I turned to humour. Of the corny variety.

What is your medium of choice? Why?

It always used to be language. I dabble in photography but this is really a casual hobby (even if it takes up a lot of my time lately).

How did you first discover your love for creating?

No idea. I used to write texts (any kind of text) from the time I could string letters together.

fēlan is old English for feel. What makes you feel envy?

Mostly the little things. Because I can shrug them off. I don’t bother with the big things because that would only make me miserable.

Please feel free to add anything else you think is relevant.

Creating is often a way to avoid the really big questions and problems in life. At least it is for me. Escapism, really.

Check back November 18 to get your copy of issue 8!

Submit your own work to issue 8.


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