Melissa Studdard’s I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast Review w/Interview – Jasper Kerkau

Jasper Kerkau of Sudden Denouement interviews Melissa Studdard and reviews her book I ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.

Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

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?I am not a poet. Occasionally, I write poetry and find myself feeling defeated, throwing the words back into the void, resigning myself to writing short, personal narratives. I have, no doubt, come to terms with my shortcomings as a poet, which perhaps informs my deep respect for those who have earned the sacred title. There is something inherently special about a person who possesses a power over words, bending them to their will, plucking beauty out of the dust of time, creating concise explanations of their relationship to the universe with ease and grace. Some poets, the special ones, are privy to the secret language, part of a sacred tribe whose words contain clues to the mystery of life. These are the ones who inspire me. My life has been altered by poets from a young age, and I continue to seek new voices, finding myself stunned and…

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