Ann Christine Tabaka


Ann Christine Tabaka comes from Hockessin, DE USA

How long have you been writing?  Since 1965

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer?  Being nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry in 2017.

What are you currently working on and what inspired this work?  I am starting to compile the poems for my 6th book of poetry.

Where can we find your work?  I read “Poets & Writers” and receive emails from Submittable.  I also see where other poets that I know are published and send to those journals.

How do you react to rejections?  They hurt, but I use them as a tool for growing.  Sometimes I get depressed, but then I realize that my style is a not what every journal is looking for.

How do you react when one of your submissions is accepted for publication?  I am always honored, and humbled, and excited.

What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer?  Never compare your work, or your successes to other write’s works and successes.  Be true to yourself.  That does not mean not to try something new and different.  It is good to grow and learn.

What is your favorite book? The Narnia Chronicles.

Who is your favorite author? C. S. Lewis.

If you could have dinner with one fictional character, who would it be and why?  Harry Potter, because I love everything magical.

What makes you laugh?  My cats!

What makes you cry?  When someone is mistreated or hurt.

What is your preferred drink while you write?  Red wine, or coffee if it is still morning.

What is your favorite food?  Anything Polish, especially stewed sauerkraut like my Babcia made (and I still do).

Shakespeare or Bukowski? That is a hard one.  Can I choose both?  If not, I will have to go with Shakespeare (there I a little bit of the classic in me).

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Books for sale and/or press:

The Ramingo’s Porch Issue #2