Interview with C. Dale Young
What inspired you to write poems about the Pietà sculpture and Hawkman respectively?
The poem “What Is Revealed” is, for me, more about perceptions of mental and emotional stability than actually about the Pieta. But reading about how Michelangelo chiseled his name across the sash of the sculpture, something he had never done with any of his other work, is really what prompted me to start the poem. That behavior could be seen as either quite normal or completely mad. As for Hawkman, I always found the fact he had wings but didn’t really use them to fly a fascinating thing...[Keep Reading]…
C. Dale is the author of Torn (2011, Four Way).