My obsession with persona, especially in the lyric, and with writing the self brought me to Eileen Myles' I Must Be Living Twice. The poems are resplendent with sex, humour, and reflection — a kind of inquiry that is dramatized further by the fact it's a selected works, and she employs herself as a kind of third person. On writing poetry, she writes about the discovery of "something deeply anonymous about the self."
Charmaine Cadeau is the author of two collections of poems: What You Used to Wear (Goose Lane) and Placeholder (Brick Books), which won the ReLit Award for Poetry in 2015. She is currently Assistant Professor at High Point University in North Carolina.