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Sunday, 8 November 2020




The Pivot Questionnaire comprises 10 questions. I have seen it used on the television show Inside The Actor's Studio, presented by James Lipton. Apparently Proust was the original inspiration. The modern questions originated on a French TV show called Bouillon de Culture, hosted by Bernard Pivot. I have expanded the questions to 12, and left room at the end for encouraging words.

This run of A Dozen Questions is by invitation only - 12 writers (of many) I admire.

Peach Delphine is a queer poet from Tampa, Florida. As a child she was introduced to the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands and other undeveloped parts of Florida, retaining that childhood infatuation. Former cook and devoted Momma to a thoroughly spoiled dog. 


Peach Delphine's Dozen Answers, 

and some encouraging words in conclusion.


Q: What is your favourite word? 


A: Crepuscular

Q: What is your least favourite word?


A: Enthusiasm


Q: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? 


A: Wind in the mangrove, wild things being wild, people making things.


Q: What turns you off? 


A: Mendacity, venom.


Q: What is your favourite song? 


A: Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five "Struttin' with Some Barbecue"


Q: What is your favourite film? 


A: Princess Monanoke


Q: What is your favourite curse word?


A: Fuck


Q: What sound or noise do you love? 


A: Waves on sand


Q: What sound or noise do you hate? 


A: Car alarm


Q: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 


A: Photographer


Q: What profession would you not like to do? 


A: Banker


Q: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? 


A: The Manatees are expecting you, and the Spoonbills.

Q: Any words of encouragement for writers and writing?


A: They are your words, put them to paper as you see fit. Read everything, celebrate others, celebrate making, be gentle with yourself. I've been writing for just over a year, after many years of just scribbling doggerel on the back of prep lists and whatnot. I've been fortunate to get poems placed with PulpPress, Fevers of the Mind, 3Moon publishing, Feral Poetry, Mineral Lit, Petrichor, IceFloe Press, Dust Poetry, Floodlights Editions , Doghouse Press and Black Bough Poetry.




Thank you Peach for your dozen answers

and words of encouragement.  

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