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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 09:55 AM
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An interview with poet Shelly Taylor
If any of you are interested my latest column is an interview with Shelly Taylor, author of "Black-Eyed Heifer". - WB

Something About Something: An Interview with Poet Shelly Taylor
By Bill Wetzel

There is something about Shelly Taylor.


Her friend, poet Gordon Massman says that as a person: "Shelly Taylor is the real deal, the genuine article; she stands, I believe, in contrast to materialist/literary/intellectual conformity which wants to enslave all peoples."

I like that. Not quite what I am looking for but a good starting place.

Shelly's friend and fellow writer, Mara Vahratian says about her: "I once told her she was like a real-life version of Jim Harrison's character Dalva (of the eponymous novel)--she's creative, resourceful, loving, and brave."

Vahration continues: "Shelly Taylor is an immensely determined and intelligent woman, and the spirit with which she lives her life is in no way divorced from the energy of her writing--I honestly can't think of her as a person without thinking of her writing at the same time. "

Yes, exactly. Determined. Intelligent. Spirit. Energy.

Those all come to mind. After first reading that quote, I told Shelly that those somethings are how I think of her.

But my opinion can come later.

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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 04:06 PM
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This is one of my most read articles ever. Have had an overwhelming response to it.
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