Performed by Katelyn Varadi
Get to know the poet:
1) What is the theme of your poem?
Healing the heart
2) What motivated you to write this poem?
I was sitting at a bus stop, not waiting for a bus, but waiting for a friend. We were going to eat dinner at a crepe restaurant. She was running late. I had just come from a poetry class and felt inspired to write some more. This poem popped out of me and had nothing to do with that class. So, I wrote it while sitting there at a bus stop.
3) How long have you been writing poetry?
I’ve been writing poetry for four years. Poetry is something I started writing for fun. I started going to a monthly poetry class in Scotts Valley, California. I enjoyed the friendly social aspect of the class. We wrote to prompts and shared what we wrote. The teacher created a strong sense of safety in the class, so there was a lot of freedom to not censor oneself, and just write and explore the medium.
4) If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
Truthfully, my mother, because I miss her. She was totally supportive of me and unconditionally loving. She encouraged my creative soul to blossom, and she was my biggest cheerleader.
5) What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
I was curious and the price was right. ; )
6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
I write books – I wrote The Power of Miracle Thinking; and Crappy to Happy, which Julia Roberts holds up in the movie, Eat Pray Love. I’ve been editor-in-chief of a national magazine and have written for many magazines over the years.
I LOVE to get people book deals with publishers. That is what I do for a living. My other passions: I have 17 drums, and for some reason, my neighbors still like me. I also play guitar, dulcimer, and just started teaching myself ukelele. Another passion is art – I do collages, silk painting, and mandala weaving. Another passion is animals. I support many.