David Mohan is a poet and short story writer based in Dublin, Ireland. His poetry has been published in The Cincinnati Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Lake Effect, Measure, Superstition Review, New World Writing and PANK. His poetry has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and won the Christopher Hewitt Award. David’s piece, ‘Salt’, can be found in Epoch Press’ Autumn issue, ‘Transitions’, which you can purchase here.
‘Transitions’ is such an evocative theme, what compelled you to submit for this issue?
Much of the collection I’ve been working on is focused on transformations and transitions of some sort and so when I saw the theme I knew I had some poems that fitted it.
Do you have a routine for writing? If so, what is it and how has it evolved?
I don’t have a routine as such, but I write every day without fail. I feel I lose hold of projects if I take a break from them so I like to write consistently even if some days I don’t have time to write for very long.
What is most challenging and most rewarding about using real life in your poetry?
I haven’t actually used undiluted real life in my poetry very often, but there are certain life events that I have found hard to resist. So anything I do write based on real life always feels like it has an extra urgency to it.
What is a song on repeat for you right now?
Clay by Goldfrapp.