Writing in a pandemic
Scott Thurston, interviewed by Malika Booker
Scott Thurston discusses ‘A Hard Grief’, his collection of twelve sonnets that stand testament to his creative outpourings during the Covid 19 pandemic (watch Scott read from ‘A Hard Grief’). Written in a single hour, Scott confesses that he subsequently hid these sonnets for several days on top of a bookshelf until they were ready to be ‘dealt with’. In this interview for E: SF, Scott returns to explore the meanings and intentions of his sonnets with poet Malika Booker. Scott and Malika’s insights show that the sonnet form, well used, is a keen vessel for unconscious ruminations and responses to the pandemic.