The Growler

Poet Ida Stewart interview by Josh Hoffman (2/25/2015)

In this podcast:
• Mining the dictionary
• The meaning of the collection’s title
• Where ideas for her poems came from
• How she was introduced to poetry
• If you were a fruit, what would you be?
• How being in the shower is like being in a sonnet
• Her college writing experience

Ida Stewart is the author of the award-winning poetry collection Gloss, winner of the 2011 Perugia Press Prize for a first or second book of poetry by a woman. Her poems appear in journals including FIELD, The Laurel Review, The Tusculum Review, and The Journal. She holds an MFA in creative writing from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in English from The University of Georgia. She co-edits the online poetry journal Unsplendid. A native of West Virginia, she now lives in Philadelphia and teaches writing at the University of Delaware.