A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Adora Williams

Q1: When did you start writing and who influenced you the most?

Adora: My biggest influences have always been modernists such as T.S Eliot, Walt Whitman and the feminists poets such as Sylvia Plath. Plus, I worship Sappho. Currently, the poetic work of Lana Del Rey has been inspiring to me.

Q2: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

Adora: I never thought I would be a writer. I’ve always written, thought. So I thought I should as well submit something. I began submitting stuff this year and have had a good number of acceptances. I’m amazed by that.

Q3: Who has helped you most with writing and career?

Adora: My writing career was journals lol I had never thought of doing it professionally until a couple of years ago. The person who has most supported me is my friend J.P Vianini. I have some talks with that that became poems.

Q4: Where did you grow up and how did that influence you? Have any travels influenced your work?

Adora: I grew up in Brazil and the only time I spent outside of it I was depressed. What is within me inspires me most than any other thing. I have an obsession with the relations between the soul and the “self”.

Q5: What do you consider your most meaningful work creatively to you?

Adora: My everlasting project, “The Genesis of Language” is my baby. I’ve been pondering the relations of language and time for a while and I can’t get enough of language-inspired poems.

Q6: Favorite activities to relax?

Adora: Thinking.

Q7: What is a favorite line/ stanza/lyric from your writing?

Adora: Life is a huge reinterpretation of itself.

Q8:What kind of music inspires you the most? What is a song that always comes back to you as an inspiration?

I like folk music. Joni Mitchell is my all time favourite artist in all aspects. Among the new ones I like Lana Del Rey. Her artistic vision has done so much to our time.

Q9: Do you have any recent or upcoming books, music, events, etc that you would like to promote?

I have a chapbook being published by Alien Buddha Press in October 5th and my book in Portuguese, Mulher Poesia, will be published in Brazil in December as well.

Bonus Question: Any funny memory or strange occurrence you’d like to share during your creative journey?

Once I actually went through a crazy situation in a tavern only to get inspired to write a poem then. And that’s all I’m going to share about that.

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Bio: Adora Williams has degrees in Journalism and Languages and writes poetry in Portuguese and English. She lives in a historic region of Brazil. Her poetry anthology, Mulher Poesia, in Portuguese is being published in Brazil and Portugal in December 2022.

Twitter: @adoralwilliams

Instagram: @adorawilliamspoetry

Substack: thecreativecatalyst.substack.com

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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