Theatre Local: Tell us a bit about your piece: What can people expect to see?
Lizzie Violet: I will be reading a series of horror themed poems, part of which are from a series of Zombie poems I’ve written over the last 2 years. Since I will be doing a late night reading, I’m going to go with a mostly undead theme.
TL: What inspired you to create this piece?
LV: I’ve been writing horror poetry and short stories since I was a kid, and been into Zombies since then as well. There is something intriguing about them, that even in their undead state they have a sense of community and determined survival instinct. The series of Zombie poems is about different aspects of Zombies, such as being chased, becoming one, a child’s perspective, Zombies perspective etc.
TL: What’s up next for you?
LV: I’m currently working on a poetry manuscript as well as continuing to freelance. I have a poem that will be coming out in the next edition of CAROUSEL Magazine. Performance wise, I will be hosting a Mexican Day of the Dead themed The Beautiful and The Damned in October and featuring in December for The Plasticine Reading series. Any additional upcoming readings/features will be posted on my blog www.lizzieviolet.wordpress.com.
Lizzie Violet Writer, editor, poet, literary reviewer, horror know-it-all, Lizzie Violet is the dark little girl, with a crooked smile. A lover of all things creepy, including horror silent movies, she is also a well known Zombiephile. She is currently working on a novel, a poetry manuscript and the latest book she edited, Best New Werewolf Tales, Volume One can be found at Amazon.com. Since returning to the world of performance, she has featured at Tumultuous Tuesdays, The Beautiful & The Damned, Get Your Groove On, PRIDE, Wonder Women IV and V and Smashwords. Her poetry can be found various anthologies and magazines including the upcoming issue of Carousel. Along with hosting The Beautiful & The Damned she has upcoming features for POtea and Jam, Nuit Blanche, The Plasticine Reading Series and many others to come. For more information about Lizzie Violet, ironic anecdotes and upcoming listings please check out her blog, www.lizzieviolet.wordpress.com.