Interview With Contributor Natasha Hakimi

Natasha Hakimi’s poetry has been featured twice in the first year of Moon Pigeon, February 8th and October 22 editions. Here’s what she has to say in the most recent publication.

Over the past year I’ve lived in four different countries while doing research for my Ph.D. in Argentine poetry. While I haven’t had much time for my poetry, I’ve learned a lot about myself, and that, in turn, has resulted in more contemplative poems when I do find the time to write them.

“Currents” and “Mother and Child” are both based on memories or stories about memories. In both I wanted to understand how the past shapes the present at every step, even a past that was imagined rather than real, as I depict in “Currents.”

Perhaps Louise Glück was right when she wrote of lyric poets that, “We look at the world once, in childhood./ The rest is memory.”

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