A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with David Centorbi

with David Centorbi

Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?

David: Grade school. I wrote a story that was science-fictiony. It involved Mickey Mouse and GI Joe flying around on a rocket and then landing on Pluto and starting a city. That is where it ended. After that, I started writing in Undergrad.
Influences: The New York School of Poetry, especially Frank O’Hara. Dada and Surrealism. Also Hunter S Thompson. Pablo Nuerda.

Q2: Who are your biggest influences today?

David: Today. It is Frank O’Hara. Monty Python. Eugene Levy. Christopher Guest. Wes Anderson. Dorothy Day. Ammon Hennacy.

Q3: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

David: Undergrad. I was writing and getting published and doing performance art and language art influenced by Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, and Christopher Wool.

Q4: Who has helped you most with writing?

David: Not enough people, my writing still needs a lot of help.

Q5: Where did you grow up and how did that influence your writing & did any travels away from home influence your work?

David: : I grew up in St Clair Shores, Michigan, on Lake St Clair. I boated and fished. I hated fishing. Stopped as soon as I could. I never had a boat, but many of my friends did, so I was on their boats. We went “Up North” as they call it in Michigan, which I considered any place north that took two hours to get to, which were more houses on the water and “in the woods”. None of this influenced my writing.

Q6: What do you consider your most meaningful work you’ve done creatively so far to you?

David: My most meaningful work was my 50 page MFA thesis in poetry in the 90s from the University of Arizona. Now, it is my Ebook from Daily Drunk Press: AFTER FALLING INTO DISARRAY. And my book from Alien Buddha Press: LANDSCAPES OF YOU AND ME.

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Q7: Favorite activities to relax?

David: I would be divulging too much–TMI.  Except. I still like boating and being “in the woods”. But mostly I do the TMI far more now.

Q8: What is a favorite line/stanza from a poem of yours or others?

David: The Long Loneliness which is the title of the Autobiography by the cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement, Dorothy Day.

Q9: Any recent or forthcoming projects that you’d like to promote?

David: No.

Social Media
Twitter: @DavidCaCentorbi.
Blog: davidcentorbi.blogspot.com

https://theunpublishablezine.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/three-poems-by-david-centorbi/

https://www.drunkmonkeys.us/2017-posts/2021/2/8/fiction-its-always-the-cheese-flavored-combos-david-calogero-centorbi

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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