Some of the contributors to Metastasis have volunteered to participate in super short interviews that I am going to share here on my blog over the coming few days. The first of those participants is Rie Sheridan Rose. Rie was a very determined contributor, she submitted several poems to me before eventually sending the one which won me over, A Murder of Crows. I was biased to love this poem just because it had crows in it, but as you’ll see if you pick up a copy of Metastasis, her crows are not exactly the kind anyone would ever want to meet.
Who or what was the inspiration for your story in Metastasis?
My desire to be a part of Metastasis, and my poem, stemmed from a need to come to terms with losing a dear friend that I didn’t even know was sick until too late to say goodbye. Her name was Susan M. Garrett, and I dedicated my poem to her.
How has cancer touched your life?
I have lost several family members to cancer or related complications. It is a specter that looms over us everyday.
When it comes to cancer, what gives you hope?
There have been many promising advances in the last few years, and research is continuous. I hope to see an end to at least some forms of cancer in my lifetime. As long as there are dedicated researchers giving their all to the problem, it is definitely a hope with potential.
Rie Sheridan Rose has been writing professionally for over ten years. In that decade, she has published 5 poetry collections. Her poetry has appeared in the print magazines Mythic Circle, Dreams of Decadence, and Abandoned Towers as well as the Di-Verse-City and Boundless anthologies. She has also had pieces accepted by Penumbra, Wolf Willow Magazine, The Voices Project, and Fragrance Online Magazine. In conjunction with Marc Gunn, she wrote lyrics for the “Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits” CD. Visit riewriter.com for more news and info.
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