Read Local by Tag: the writers place

May 18, 2016

Jo McDougall will read her poetry at Johnson County Library on Tuesday June 21st at 6pm. Poetry and Prose is presented by the Writers Place and Johnson County Library.

When did you first start writing poetry? Do you remember what provided your first inspiration?
I think I wrote my first poem when I was 11 or 12.  My mother had read stories and poems to me on a regular basis when I was a young child, so I had those images and rhythms in my head.  I gave the poem to my dad, and he framed it and put it on his desk.  I've been writing ever since.

What inspires you to write poetry now?
Reading good poetry.  Observing