Deborah Guzzi

Dryad's Mourning, poetry, Issue 30, March 1, 2015

When did you start writing? At sixteen ...
When and what and where did you first get published? At sixteen in my high school year book ...
What themes do you like to write about? nature, love, higher power, women
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card because of its exploration of individual and group responsibility and morality and where the lines cross. This was one of the first times I truly understood how subjective truth is. I am an analytic and empathetic person. I am always in conflict. It saddens me that right action does not often generating a viable outcome.
Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry can be seen in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, 50 haiku, Existere Journal of Arts and Literature, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Cha Asian Literary Journal. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.