I was interviewed by Les Femmes Folles about my new chapbook, Glimmerglass Girl, and my feminist heroine: Ursula K. Le Guin.
"Since Ursula K. Le Guin left us last year, I’ve been thinking a lot about her words and her work. Le Guin spoke eloquently and adamantly about justice and the art of women, as in the above speech at the National Book Awards, but also in life. I came to Le Guin’s work late in my own life, but I find myself seeking out all her writings now. Her poetry in particular speaks to me in its simplicity, in how it is often overlooked when we discuss her writing, and in its deep intimacy with the reader. But it is not so much her writing that inspires me so much as her career, it’s longevity, bravery, and wisdom. I hope to keep writing as long as Le Guin did and with as much respect for the word..."
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Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author of poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath
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