Originally posted on Animal Heart Press’ website Get To Know Paul Robert Mullen
Getting ready for the release of the new book disintegration, by the marvelous wordsmith Paul Robert Mullen, we decided to interview him and ask some of the questions readers are asking. We will also give you a glimpse as to what the public is saying about the words contained in this collection of poetry. Here we will delve into the inner workings of this talented mind and find out what makes this poet tick.
Throughout this post, you will have the opportunity to hear from the author himself in both words and voice. By following the links provided you can experience readings performed by Paul Robert Mullen and take a step into his personal world. You will also find a path to pre-release reviews and excerpts.
An Interview with Paul Robert Mullen
1) Did you set out to write a conceptual collection with a central theme?
Initially I just started to write, as most poets do, but very early on I realised that a central theme was emerging. Therefore, after maybe three or four poems I consciously started to craft a concept rather than writing randomly about various subjects. I see this collection as having a spinal cord – each poem a vertebrae with some sort of connection to the central theme, or for the sake of continuing the analogy, the brain. To answer the question, I didn’t consciously set out to write a conceptual collection – that was entirely subconscious.