As an extension of The Black Lion Journal’s mission, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values community, life perspectives, and different worldviews. Contributors were asked to complete a set of mini interview questions with the purpose of sharing with the readers and their fellow submitters a bit about who they are and about their creativity. All questions were the same for each contributor; and each answer given is unique, open, friendly, and candid.
Let’s start by talking about creativity — what does creativity mean to you?
Creativity is the process in which you create something new. It is produced by using a part of the brain that tends to ignore instincts and logic.
How and when did you get started doing what you love to do? Who or what is your creative muse?
Mother Goose was my creative muse. Or my 5th grade teacher who stood in front of the entire class and read my poem about turkeys and said “we have a poet in our class.”
What is your most memorable creative experience, if any?
Birth. Not my own, but of my children.
People approach creativity in such different ways! What about you? What is your creative routine? Do you know of any quirky habits or creative superstitions?
Time, Tips, & Future Goals
How do you make time to do what you love to do?
I skip doing things that I should be doing instead.
What tips can you give novice creatives about getting started on their creative journey and about submitting their work for publication?
Don’t be afraid.
What do you hope to achieve with your creativity? Where would you like to see yourself in about 5 years, professionally and creatively?
I hope to achieve great wealth — or perhaps just self satisfaction. In five years I hope to still be alive.
— TWD Magazine 3rd Collection—
Jim Zola is a poet and photographer living in North Carolina.
See Jim’s Photography In TWD Magazine 3rd Collection
“Untitled” — p. 68-73