Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
I have lived for most of my life in Saint Louis, though I have also lived in Maryland, Iowa, and Illinois.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
My wife and I moved to a home on a new street recently, and we really love it. There are lots of old trees and a general feeling of safety.
- What turns you on creatively?
I get into a particular mood when writing works. I am not sure what brings it on. It seems to happen a lot in the mornings.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
I like "summarize".
"There is so much to say, could you please summarize".
- What is your pet peeve?
I can't stand being late. I am super-punctual.
- What defines Thomas Park?
I am an independent self, but also a resident of a bigger city and community, which shape and define me.
A big poetic inspiration is Philip Levine with his works that pay tribute to hard-working people. Thomas would like to follow in Mr. Levine's footsteps.