Back for with Laurie Kolp with the second installment of this month’s Three by Five, which focuses on what the writer reads.
VAH: Laurie, do you have a favorite literary character?
LK: Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
VAH: What would you say is the most memorable book you’ve read?
LK: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It touched me on many levels and has a universal message that should never be forgotten. Things aren’t ever as they seem.
VAH: That is so true.
VAH: And a favorite author?
LK: Roald Dahl
VAH: Ooooo, Dahl is one of my all-time favorites also!
LK: I fell in love with him when I taught second grade. I love his imagination and quirky characters.
VAH: Dahl is a great author for kids. My mom read him to us every year. But he has some dark stuff for adults too.
Do you have another favorite book, poem, or story?
LK: Praise Song for Today, Praise Song for Struggle by Elizabeth Alexander.
VAH: That was read at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.
LK: I love this poem because I think the mightiest word should be love, too.
For more with Laurie Kolp, return on days that end in three during the month of March.
Enjoy a sampling of her work:
Mother, In the Raw at Amarillo Bay
Whirls of Brokenness at Black Heart Magazine
Time Warp at City Lit Rag .
Forbidden Fruit at the Blue Fifth Review.
Upon the Blue Couch is a compelling collection of diverse poems certain to intrigue the reader with its courageous look into one woman’s turbulent journey through adulthood. With a comfortable blue couch as the common thread throughout the years, we are shown all the highs and lows of life while some things remain a constant source of peace. This blue couch, if only it could talk, may just reveal the secrets to happiness based on the experiences it has unwittingly been a part of.
Three by Five interviews publish on days that end in 3!