What is the last book of poetry that you read that took your breath away?
The last book of poetry I read was Cesar Vallego’s The Complete Poetry, the collection from this twentieth century Peruvian poet, fascinating and beautiful.
“There is loneliness in the house with no bustle,
no news, no green, no childhood.
And if there is something broken this afternoon,
something that descends and creaks,
it is two old white curved roads.
Down them my heart makes its way on foot.”
From “Distant Footsteps”
What artist’s music makes you feel inspired to write?
Stan Getz – Here’s That Rainy Day
What are your three favorite films of all time?
English Patient, Roman Holiday, When Harry Met Sally
What is a concert that you saw in person that you will never forget?
Complete this sentence: “If I were to teach a course on the works of one author, that author would be…”
Amado Nervo, whose poetry is from another time and place and is gounded in theology and the natural world.
We are here just the same
a bronze sculpture
entwined in love
unnoticed like the ones
on display in some strip
mall furniture store
unmoved in our dust
wanting the shore
waiting for the approaching
waves untouched but touched
throughout the forming
the arch and curves
we hold elbows
our bodies spread
sideways like bridges.
Regina Nervo was born in Hollywood, California, and grew up in Huntington Beach, California. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Creative Writing. Regina Nervo lives in Southern California where she teaches and writes.