VIDA Interview

 

Thank you to VIDA and Bettering American Poetry editors for this interview. 

 
I don’t like it when someone writes to me and says how sorry they are to read that some detail happened to me. I much prefer it when someone writes to me and says, darling you have done it—you have turned it all into art. Because what we know, as artists, is that we turn our trauma and heartbreak into art and that is a kind of alchemy. It not only heals us, but it also converts energy from the past into something new. And I think, as our family astrologer recently told me, that we are doing real work on many astral planes when we use art as alchemy.
— Medina, VIDA with Bettering American Poetry
 

Read the full interview with Voices of Bettering American Poetry. 

 Photo by Cisco Dietz

Photo by Cisco Dietz