What were you raised to appreciate?
In what ways, if any, was poetry valued in the house where you grew up?
In what unique, amusing, or special ways did your family interact with language?
What is your favorite song lyric of all time?
If you were to explain poetry to a toddler, how would you describe it?
Look around. What are the five most beautiful things you see?
The five most heartbreaking?
What is a topic you could spend an easy hour talking about?
What in the universe are you most curious about?
What is the one-sentence version of your life story?
What is the tiniest, yet most important, detail of your life?
Where is the beauty in the last thing that made you cry?
Where was the grief hiding in your last moment of bliss?
Why is your favorite season your favorite season?
What is your favorite word and why?
What was the most riveting conversation you have ever had?
Do you remember the last time someone put words to something you couldn’t easily express?
What is your earliest fear, and what is your most recent?
Describe the last time you were awestruck.
If a poet were to write about one story from your life, what story would you have them tell?
Why don’t you tell it?