Interview – Julie Smith

Playground by Julie Smith over The Feels by Lybra Ray Olbrantz

Playground by Julie Smith over The Feels by Lybra Ray Olbrantz

Check out Julie’s previous interviews here and here

Any new items in your life, projects you’re working on, moves to new locations, etc.?

Last year was a very exciting year, it was like a great adventure for me. I‘ve been through the worst and the best time and I accompanied each and every situation with a poem. It all feels like it‘s only just starting now and right now I‘m at a place were things look good, but I have to wait and see if and where it will take me.

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

My poem “Playground“ should come across like an innocent child’s tale combine with dazing nightmare images. In fact it was inspired by the music of Melanie Martinez which I listened to a lot last September when I wrote it. It was written about a difficult one-way-street situation which looked like there was no other way out but a tragical one. Luckily, things change and situations might turn out more hopeful in reality.

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

A lot of things. Fairgrounds, children, family, books, when things happen in a very amusing way.

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