I write because I don’t know how not to.

I write because I figure I’m weird enough to be entertaining.

I write because it’s a way to try on other lives.

I write because it holds my mind out for scrutiny where I can prod it ’til the folds come loose and let out their secrets.

I write because G-d told me to. I write to spite G-d.

I write because it makes me try new and occasionally crazy things.

I write because I never grew up, never stopped inventing universes.

I write because Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss were my first heroes.

I write because the first time I got too depressed to live, I lived anyway because there were poems I had to write.

I write because every good book takes me to a new world or echoes the worlds in myself—or both.

I write because sometimes the worlds in books are more real than the one out here.

I write because we can’t create a better world until we can see it.

I write because it’s a gift I can’t return.


BIO:  Sari Krosinsky writes about the mundane in mythology and the sublime (and sublimely awful) in the ordinary. Her first full-length book, “god-chaser,” is forthcoming from CW Books. She co-authored a chapbook, “Yossele: a tale in poems,” with Robert Arthur Reeves. She publishes Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry and fiction. Her poems appear regularly in literary and genre magazines. She received a B.A. in religious studies and M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with her partner and cat.
Find her online at: http://outerchildpoetry.com

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