Chere Le Page
I've always been interested in writing. As a little girl, I wrote wild and
wonderful stories about imaginary people and their lives. I still do. I'm a
voyeur of life. (I spent many years writing about people and places for a
living, but that's another story!)
When I was a teenager, I wrote poems –romantic, overwrought poems about love and
lust (although I didn't know it at the time). They ended up in an old cardboard
box until about ten years ago, when I found them and read them with a mixture of
horror and pleasure. They were pretty terrible, yes, but they had something
within them to unearth.
I began to write poetry again and when I joined the Kitchen Table Poets, I
learned a lot about what I was doing. I'm still learning. Since then I've
studied, read and written extensively and have won awards for my poetry and
stories. I'm also a visual artist.
For me, writing poetry is like making art from words.