Performed by Val Cole
POETRY 7 questions:
What is the theme of your poem?
The theme is temptation.
What motivated you to write this poem?
I was writing a suite of poems set in Italy, which included some on Italian saints, and then I felt one poem should take the reader inside a famous church.
How long have you been writing poetry?
My first poem was published when I was nine years old. My first play for the stage was written at 9, too.
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
Geoffrey Chaucer — because I wrote my Masters thesis on his narrative poems.
What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
I am a produced playwright so I work with actors all the time.
Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
Yes, I am a journalist and a dramatist. Additionally, I’ve written short stories, radio dramas, and I’m working on a screenplay.
What is your passion in life?
Picking up a pen and applying the nib to a blank page.