The Mermaid

LaSirena

How it starts: Before you were a mermaid, you were a girl in baker’s whites. You’ve told me about arpeggiating in front of your first singing teacher, an Italian soprano who would clasp her left breast, squeeze it, and demand,  at the end of your run, Another one for baby Jesus! I love this image. Can you please elaborate?

Fides Krucker (FK): When I was young, hardly twenty, I ran my father’s bakery. This was industrial baking, we made thousands of croissants an hour… flaky, buttery, high-end ones…

My interview with Fides in Numero Cinq. Read it here: http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2015/08/01/the-mermaid-a-conversation-with-fides-krucker-julie-trimingham/

Sing! O Bone

Loggerhead_Shrike F_PassengerPigeon Curlew

“This month our new Special Correspondent Julie Trimingham offers a truly brilliant, sexy, eccentric essay on song, sex, holes, bodies, bones, sirens, Sappho, poetry, opera, and the Queen of the Night.”

–from Douglas Glover’s introduction to the May issue of Numéro Cinq

Such a pleasure to write about voice and about song!

This essay is accompanied by Sara Angelucci’s glorious images: Loggerhead Shrike, Passenger Pigeon, and Curlew. See more of her work at http://www.sara-angelucci.ca

Read the essay at Numéro Cinq http://bit.ly/1cfWv38

WordMothers

Desk and laptop of writer Julie Trimingham

Interview by Nicole Melanson

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?

A red plastic typewriter was given to me when I was four.

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BOOK OR CURRENT PROJECT?

Way Elsewhere, a collection of fictional essays will be coming out soon from Lettered Streets Press. I’ve had fun performing at The Moth, events where people tell short, true, first-person stories. And I write for Numéro Cinq, an online magazine, which is great fun. I’m currently drafting my second novel.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I am trying to understand some things about people. How to find the love in any situation, or the hurt, the humor, the humanity.

 WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR MORE FROM?

I’d like to hear a gorgeous cacophony of voices that have not always been heard widely. There’s room for everyone. We need everyone. There are so many ways of being a person, there are so many ways of telling a story. Women of color, indigenous women, women in poverty, women in abusive relationships, women in cultures where being a woman is not encouraged: these women have voices and important stories.

 Read more at http://wordmothers.com/2015/04/29/interview-with-author-julie-trimingham/

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