Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?
Peach: Sophomore year of high school, Marvell, Milton, Keats.
Q2: Who is your biggest influence today?
Peach: Paul Celan, Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Q3: Where did you grow up and how did that influence your writing/art?
Peach: Florida, a subtle and secretive landscape heavily exploited with a harsh history.
Q4: Have any travels away from home influenced work/describe?
Peach: Wherever you go the world is beautiful, sometimes that tells you where you belong.
Q5: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer/poet?
Peach: When I was fourteen the local paper started a weekly poetry column, I submitted and was published.
Q6: Favorite activities to relax?
Peach: Cooking, gardening, walking, canoeing
Q7: Any recent or upcoming work you’d like to promote?
Links to some of Peach’s poetry & more
https://www.sledgehammerlit.com/post/hands-worn-to-smoke-by-peach-delphine?_sm_nck=1 https://lumierereview.com/delphine-zhang https://cabinetofheed.com/2020/12/19/coastal-pine-peach-delphine/ https://eatthestorms.com/2020/10/24/eat-the-storms-the-pride-poetry-podcast-episode-8/ Q8: One of your favorite lines from a poem of yours? Peach: - a forest of summoning a sea of renunciation - "How easily I set aflame to this misbegotten body, accelerant ever on my tongue, chine of wind, cutting edge of utterance, " Q9: Who has helped you most with writing? Peach: I cooked for many years, you have to learn from everyone, even if it's not what you would do. Thanks for having me amongst so many brilliant writers, it's been a joy and privilege. Stay well and best wishes. Bio: Peach Delphine is a queer poet from Tampa, Florida. Infatuated with what remains of the undeveloped Gulf coast.