Author and artist Dorothy Rice discusses her relationship to her art, her father (an artist), her life as a nonfiction writer and what it means, for her, to preserve memory in words.
I found my way into poetry through reading it and keeping journals. Verse found me because I loved the short form of poetry and the music of it. Later, I realized that the root of poetry was conscious choice – saying much in a shorter space. Conscious choice is one of the core values I’ve had since the fifth or sixth grade.