TWD Magazine 4th Collection Interview: Margarita Serafimova — Poetry Contributor

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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.

About The Creative Process

What does creativity mean to you? And what does it mean to be creative?
Spontaneity and emotional truth. It means doing justice to the moment by expressing my experience of it. Doing justice to the moment in that sense is equivalent to reflecting my existence, in response to the effect existence has on me.

How do you make time for your creativity? Are you an early bird creative or a night owl? Or something in between?
I don’t make special time. My poems are small and simple, and they occur as I am doing all sorts of other things, on the spur of the moment.

How much of your personal life and experiences shape who you are as a creative and as a person? Do you find that you draw much content from your experiences or have you worked to keep that separate from what you create?
All of my poems are direct, literal translation of my experiences.

About Creative Moments & Inspiration

What is your most memorable creative moment, if any?
There are many I remember fondly.

Do you cross genres for inspiration? Which ones?
Ex: If you're a fiction writer, do you read and practice poetry? Do you also dabble in art?

In terms of literature, I only write poetry. My work as an attorney means that I do a lot of legal writing, pleading for human rights where passion plays a key role.

What/who inspires you the most?
Nature and love, which are really the same thing.

Are there any contemporary writers/artists that you admire and think should be on everyone’s radar?
(Who do you think has been undervalued?)

I like Mia Funk (http://www.miafunk.com/) but I cannot judge to what extent she is valued by others.

Tips For Others, Personal Goals

What tips would you give to those who have never published anything before?
Submit broadly, without inhibition.

What goals and/or aspirations do have for your creativity? Where would you like to see your work?
In The New Yorker 🙂

— TWD MAGAZINE 4th COLLECTION—

About Margarita

Margarita Serafimova was shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize 2017. She was awarded a merit-based fellowship by Summer Literary Seminars as one of fifty runners-up in their 2018 poetry contest. Margarita has three collections in Bulgarian. Her work appears in Agenda Poetry, London Grip New Poetry, Trafika Europe, European Literature Network, The Journal, A-Minor, Waxwing, Nixes Mate Review, StepAway, Ink, Sweat and Tears, HeadStuff, Minor Literatures, The Writing Disorder, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Noble/ Gas Quarterly, Origins Journal, miller’s pond, Obra/ Artifact, TAYO, Shot Glass Journal, Opiate, Poetic Diversity, Novelty Magazine, Pure Slush, Harbinger Asylum, Punch, Tuck, Futures Trading, Ginosko, Peacock Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Liquid Imagination, and many other places. Some of her work on Faceboook.

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