Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
I was born in Wilmington Delaware, and now live in Hockessin, Delaware. On December 7, 1787 Delaware became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
Delaware is a great place to live. We have access to all the major cities like Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. We are driving distance from the ocean and great beaches. I personally live in a wooded area right next to a nature preserve.
- What turns you on creatively?
Life! I observe all that is around me. I started off as a visual artist and so I tend to pay attention to the details that surround me. I now write from experience and observation. I tend to write about nature and real life experiences, with an ethereal or mystical twist. I especially love writing about the night and darkness and the peace it brings..
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
Long fingers of night reach out for evening
embracing her with soft velvet arms
- What is your pet peeve?
I tend to be too critical of my own work. I am always comparing myself to other poets. I do not want to write like others - I want to be my own voice, but sometimes I see something that excites me and it makes me want to try something new. I seem to always be searching for who I really am. I was the same way with painting and illustrating, I had too many styles and not one that defined me.
- What defines Ann Christine Tabaka?
I care about people, nature, and the earth. I am a senior citizen, a wife and mother, and just a person who wants my words to live on after I am no longer on this earth.
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