A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Merril D. Smith

I am interviewed here on David L O’nan’s Fevers of the Mind Blog. Thank you very much, David!

Fevers of the Mind

with Merril D. Smith

Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?

Merril: I began writing stories when I was a child. I remember giving my dad a handmade book (a school art project) with a story I had written about little creatures called Troubles. After that I did a little bit of very bad writing in high school, and then I started writing non-fiction as an adult, beginning with my doctoral dissertation in American history, which became my first book, Breaking the Bonds. I didn’t really turn to poetry until my children were grown and out of the house. I began a WordPress blog, which gradually became a mostly poetry blog. I think I was seeking a creative outlet without realizing it right away, and then, suddenly, I felt almost overtaken by the poetry muse. https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/

My parents were both great readers, and our house was always filled…

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21 thoughts on “A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Merril D. Smith

  1. Wonderful interview, Merril! I enjoyed getting to know you a bit better … and to discover you have a website with your biography, publications, and reviews! Better late than never πŸ˜‰

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