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Read Cooler’s Interview With Sarah Audsley, 2017 Shextreme Poetry Competition Winner

Cooler interviewed Sarah Audsley to talk about poetry, climbing, and the relationship between the two. Sarah’s poem “Questions: Ownership” won the Shextreme Poetry Competition.

Lou Boyd from Cooler asks how Sarah deals with the fear of climbing and the fear of writer’s block. She answers:

“Fear in climbing and in writing is not something I try to “overcome.” Instead, I attempt to embrace both as integral parts of both processes. Part of the excitement of climbing is confronting one’s fear of falling above a piece of gear, but then moving above that piece anyway. Part of the drama of writing is being afraid to fail on the page, then pushing through that moment to write anyway.”

Read the full interview here.

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