Bellow is a lovely write up of me, by my friend Chloe Higgins. Thank you Chloe for offering to interview me and for representing me and my writing so well!
This interview first appeared in Tertangala: UOW's Student Magazine: The F-Word (2013)
“Who do you write for?”
A couple of days earlier, I had sent Rhiannon a list of more than 15 questions. She sent me her response shortly after. It totalled over 2,000 words.
As we walked through Wollongong’s Botanical Gardens, I realised a question had been missing.
“For myself,” she answered.
Three things came to mind.
The first was an earlier conversation with Rhiannon. I had asked where she got her inspiration. Her response came in the form of a short story about a man and his goat.
There was once a man who regularly came into the butchers where Rhiannon previously worked. Each time, the man told her the same story: his goat was driving him mad. So he tied it up. He got it under control.
At first, she dismissed the story as idle chat. But the man kept coming into the butchers. And he kept telling her the same story. He had a goat. It was driving him mad. So he tied it up.
Eventually, when she didn’t know what else to do with the man’s story, she made it into a poem. ...read more...