Megaera: Tell us a little about yourself and your writing habits.
Kirby Wright: Habits?! Ha. I wish I had more of them, at least the good ones. I’m a totally sporadic and basically lazy writer.
My Moloka'i grandmother used to call me “Moelepo,” which is Hawaiian for “good for nothing.” But I didn’t mind so
much because she called my big brother that too. One day I’ll crank out what I consider 4 quality poems and then only make
one or two journal entries for two months. But poetry and the poetic voice has always saved me from stagnation because I like
observation and can rely on it about 90% of the time to get active. I just wrote my first pantoum yesterday. Want it for
Megaera? (joke) I have projects now that are taking my time away from poetry, such as putting the finishing touches on a first
novel manuscript. That novel has taken me a decade to write, I kid you not. It’s coming of age set in Hawaii.