How does the blues influence your writing style?
The strong, driving rhythms of the blues help to accent the meter and punch of my poems. I hear the riffs in my head and before long I have a poem appear on paper.
How did the blues, or a particular musician or song, inspire the work you will present at Waterline?
The twang of the dobro or open tuning for bottle neck slides raises the hairs on my neck : “Sweet Home Chicago,” a classic Robert Johnson, “Trouble in Mind,” a favorite sung by Lightnin’ Hopkins.
Sharon Kotzin Frolick has anchors in the sand of the Chesapeake Bay and seeds in tasseled grasses of mid-western prairies. As educator, facilitator and published author, Sharon brings a creative twist to the writing process. She lives in Naperville.
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