We interviewed Logen Cure, a poet and teacher who has authored three chapbooks: Still, Letters to Petrarch, and In Keeping. She serves as an editor for Voicemail Poems, teaches English at Tarrant County College, and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
What you’re reading right now:
Humanly by Stevie Edwards.
A book everyone is raving about that you just can’t get into:
Unpopular opinion: I have no interest whatsoever in Game of Thrones.
You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which three writers, dead or alive, do you invite?
Francesco Petrarca, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Sandra Cisneros.
Favorite book growing up:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Authors/books that have influenced your writing style the most:
Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Anne Sexton, Susanna Kaysen, Richard Siken, Lauren Berry, Patricia Smith, Carrie Fountain.
One book every student should read:
A Handbook to Poetry by Mary Oliver.
Classic novel you recently read for the first time:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
A book you return to again and again:
Burn Lake by Carrie Fountain.
What are you working on next?
Revisions on a full length poetry manuscript.
What do you have coming up?
I’m an editor and podcast co-host for Voicemail Poems. Our fall issue and episode will come out in October.
This interview is the third in our Fall Series. To read from the beginning, click here. Logen’s upcoming class, Terrible Poetry: Editing & Revising Your Work, will take place at The Writer’s Garret on Saturday, October 21. Find out more here.