Poet Interview #52: Nikki Anne Schmutz

Walking Is Still Honest Press

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Nikki Anne Schmutz. I am a writer, healer, abuse survivor, mother of four, widow, and seeker of beauty
At what age did you start writing? Have you always written poetry? Who/what first inspired you to start writing?
I was ten years old when I decided I wanted to be a writer. At that age I’m sure I didn’t understand what that entailed, all I knew was inside me was a well of words I wanted to share. I started out writing simple, silly poetry and progressed into deeper poetic processes as a teenager and young adult. I grew up working in my father’s bookstore, having all kinds of literature and poetry at my fingertips. I read everything. I branched out into novels and screenwriting in my twenties, where I had some success, but found myself…

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