Picks and Pans Review: The Solace of Poetry
updated 04/25/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/25/2011 AT 01:00 AM EDT
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE THE POEMS FOR YOUR NEW BOOK?
I wanted to put together a collection for women like me with more time to reflect.
YOU'RE REFLECTING A LOT ON AGING?
Everywhere I go, if I say I turned 50, everyone's like, "I feel like I grew up with you-I must be really old... ." It's a terrible effect I have on a room! But turning 50 isn't actually that big a deal.
WHEN WILL YOUR NEST BE EMPTY?
My youngest (Jack) is leaving this fall. I do have my fantastic cockapoo August!
YOUR FAVORITE POEM LATELY?
I'm into the Auden poem "Leap Before You Look." It's an exciting idea.