Guinotte Wise comes from Resume Speed, Kansas (where the bales are round, the people are square, and some of the welders are roguish poets – G. Wise)
How long have you been writing? Boyhood.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer? John Updike’s Rabbit mentioned, years ago in one of those Rabbit Run books, how nicely the Toyota brochures were written. I wrote those. The Pulitzer pales in comparison.
What projects of yours have been recently published? Mostly poetry, lately. Some short stories. An essay or two. Guest blogs.
What are you currently working on and what inspired this work? A second novel that seems to be veering into slipstream. A second poetry collection is done and ready. A third is started. The novel was inspired by my time out in L.A.–that place treated me well.
Where can we find your work? Amazon. Two short story collections, a novel, a poetry collection, some anthologies.
How do you react to rejections? Oh there’s another one. Like bugs on the windshield.
How do you react when one of your submissions is accepted for publication? Finally, someone with exquisite taste has read this.
What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer? Writer and sane, writer and sane…I don’t see how these words can be used together.
What is your favorite book? Blood Meridian.
Who is your favorite author? Thomas McGuane.
If you could have dinner with one fictional character, who would it be and why? John Foyle of Foyle’s War, because he would answer my questions seriously.
What makes you laugh? Good books, dogs, congress.
What makes you cry? Good books, dogs, congress.
What is your preferred drink while you write? Dunkin Donuts coffee mixed with Copper Moon Hazelnut Hawaiian.
What is your favorite food? BLT.
Shakespeare or Bukowski? In the middle, a hair more towards The (older) Bard.
Personal website/blog: www.wisesculpture.com
Profile(s): Blog: http://www.wisesculpture.com/blog
Books for sale and/or press: Books http://goo.gl/O9mBki