Interview With David Clear

Below is an interview with the incredibly talented winner of our National Poetry Day Competition:

The Random Section

1.What’s your name?

David Clear

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2.What’s your favourite colour?

Blue

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3.What’s your favourite animal?

Snow leopard

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4.What’s your favourite food?

Pizza

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5.What kind of hobbies do you like?

Chess, yard work

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6.What’s your favourite time of year?

Winter

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7.Do you prefer tea, coffee or none?

both

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8.What’s your lucky number?

27

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The Writing Section

9.What would you say poetry is?

The distillation of left brain/right brain vibrations

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10.How long have you been writing poetry?

Fifty years

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11.What inspired your winning poem?

Edgar Allan Poe

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12.How do you normally find inspiration?

Life

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13.Do you know the title of your poem before you write it, or do you write it and then create your title?

Sometimes one sometimes the other

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14.Do you write your poems with pen and paper or on a device?

computer

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15.Who’s your favourite author?

Thomas Wolfe

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16.Who’s your favourite poet?

Rilke, Rumi, it’s a tie

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17.What’s your favourite book?

Snow Leopard

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18.What’s your favourite poem?

The road not taken by Frost

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19.How do you go about writing a poem?

One line at a time

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20.Why do you like poetry?

Freedom of creative expression

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21.Do you have any advice for aspiring poets?

Get started and keep going

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