Donny Winter is ABP’s Featured Artist for December 2020

I’ve been selected as Alien Buddha Press’ Artist of the Month for December 2020. Check out my interview! I discuss the writing process behind my book, Carbon Footprint, my other creative endeavors, and share some advice for aspiring creators.

Alien Buddha Press

ABP– Thank you for taking this interview, Donny. I want to start things off by talking about Carbon Footprint, which is Alien Buddha Press’ best-selling book ever. What can you tell us about the process that went into writing this collection? How do you feel about it now, 3 months after its release?

DW- Honestly, I’m still trying to process the book’s success. I’ve been working on Carbon Footprint for over five years, so knowing that it’s been well-received by many fills me with joy. Some seeds leading up to this collection began in 2009 during my undergraduate study at Central Michigan University. After creating a body of LGBTQ+ themed poems, I started organizing a collection back in 2011 and titled it “An American Crucifix” after my Matthew Shepard themed poem. Unfortunately, I ended up shelving it because I was really insecure as a writer. I never believed I…

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