|Bookslut: Interview with Sonya Taaffe
||[Apr. 5th, 2005|10:39 am]
Full interview: http://www.bookslut.com/features/2005_04_005006.php|
"In the introduction for her new short story collection, Singing Innocence and Experience, writer Tim Pratt declares that, “Sonya Taaffe is an immensely gifted writer, and may well become a genuinely great writer.” With her first two books -- the other is mostly poems and entitled Postcards from the Province of Hyphens -- coming out simultaneously while she’s pursuing her Ph.D. in Classics at Yale, Sonya Taaffe’s in an enviable spot for a woman in her twenties.
With images of death, shadows, books, music and the occasional Tarot card, Taaffe’s poems and stories explore mythology through interpretations of seasonal rhythms, child-like wonder, womanhood and dreams. Her words can be deft, lyrical and cutting, evidenced by her “Matlacihuatl’s Gift” winning the 2003 Rhysling award for a long poem and her being the featured poet of the third issue of the Flytrap zine. Her blog is Myth Happens and she’s a contributing editor for the Not One Of Us zine’s website."