Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | Clara Burghelea interviews featured writer Tracy Gaughan

Clara Burghelea interviews featured writer Tracy Gaughan

Clara Burghelea: You write both fiction and poetry. How do you negotiate the two writing roles?

Tracy Gaughan: 

Truthfully, I never know what I’m going to write until something possesses me.  A line, a thought or a feeling might come in the shape of a poem, or sometimes, a character might pop up and say: ‘Hello. I have something to say’; then I know I have a longer narrative on my hands.    I began my writing life as a poet and wrote my first fiction piece only a few y...

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