Each week we will be connecting with our contributors showing where they have been, where they are now, and what’s up for the future.
Name: Dinty W. Moore
Title of Piece Published in Sweet: Frida’s Circle
Dinty spends his time in his Appalachian Ohio garden trimming and pruning and picking off dead leaves, tying up the tomato plants that are weighted down with watery green globes, chasing away bugs, calculating when to harvest and what to cook. Dinty is also finishing a book. You can learn more about Dinty by visiting his website.
What are some major accomplishments you have had since your Sweet publication?
A few new books. A few grey hairs. I’ve lost some weight.
Can you tell us about a current/ongoing project that you’re excited about?
The book-in-progress is titled, for now at least, To Hell With It, and examines the myth of Hell and the mostly man-made theological construct of the Original Sin through the lens of Dante’s Inferno. It is an indictment of organized religion and “inventive” Christian theologians, and also, if I pull it off, a funny book filled with odd stories and facts.
Who is your favorite author?
This changes weekly, but I always cite Vonnegut, Didion, Dickens, Benchley (Robert, not Nathaniel), and John McPhee.
What is your favorite poem/essay/book?
This is truly impossible to say.
What inspires you to write?
Questions that haunt me, make my brain itch, that seem unanswerable.
What is your favorite sweet?
Gelato, from GROM – Il Gelato come una volta
Via del Campanile, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Thank you, Dinty, for taking the time to reconnect with us. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!