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Shy Watson: oh my god what didn’t i do
Talked to Shy Watson about her poetry collection Cheap Yellow. Got the stories behind the poems & the concept of organizing the poems in sections that are creative takes on the idea of different shades of yellow such as Dehydrated Piss, Las Vegas Yellow, Edison Lightbulb, Fading Photograph & my personal favorite: Stupid Yellow. We talked about writing as a way to deal with emotions, the differences between poetry & fiction writing, & geeked out about Van Gogh & Madonna. It was a rad artsy time.
shy watson is a poet and painter living in brooklyn, ny. she wrote Cheap Yellow (CCM 2018) as well as four chapbooks. You can find her @localsingle69 on IG & Twitter.