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Written in the Dust on the Ceiling Fan: An Interview with Poet Dan Flore III

Dan Flore III shares his unique voice in the brilliantly written Written in the Dust on the Ceiling Fan. The poet confronts the dark side of humanity, from its fantasies to its frustrations, in a gritty manner. This captivating chapbook should be the next addition to your collection.

To learn more about the story behind the story, read A Good Book To End The Day’s interview with the author below.

What sparked your initial love of poetry?

When I was in school I really wanted to draw but couldn’t so I started drawing pictures with words with the imagery in my poems.

Tell us about Written in the Dust on the Ceiling Fan and the inspiration behind it.

I’m very proud of Written in the Dust on the Ceiling Fan. I wanted high quality poems, one after the other. I didn’t want the reader to want to put it down and some of the feedback I’ve gotten from readers is they have said just that.

What do you hope readers take away from the book?

I hope it’s a little gritty for them. I hope they get a little dust from the ceiling fan on their fingers as they turn the pages.

What relationship do you have with your poetic mistakes?

Everybody writes a bad poem once in awhile if you’re a poet. Even Bob Dylan has bad songs. The trick is to just learn from them and just say, “Ok, I know what to avoid next time.”

Do you have any other projects in the works at this time?

Yes, I am working on a chapbook with Querencia Press titled HOSPITAL ISSUED WRITING BOOK which chronicles my struggles with mental illness.

What does literary success look like to you?

Just plain writing something good. If you have written something good and you know it, then that’s literary success.

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

To find your own voice. Don’t be an imitator.

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