Keith Moul Answers Our Questions

Reality Beach Issue Six Contributor Keith Moul answers a brief questionnaire by Jordan Hoxsie and Adam Tedesco.

What is your favorite breakfast food?

Egg and meat scrambles

Tell us a bit about your work in REALITY BEACH.

Somewhat earlier poems, very much re-worked through the years.  The Illahee poem describes actual events, as accident involving my wife, daughter and in-laws, probably as significant a physical event of their lives, short of death.

What is your creative process?

Any sensual experience, broadening and interrelating with other senses, then an attempt at an intellectual conclusion; then as many times revising as needed.  In the case of these works, I have 4-6 earlier versions of each.

Where would you like to be at the end of the universe?

When the universe ends I would be at ease where I sit right this moment, in my home at my computer working.

What is your favorite part about being human?

Humanity is the recipient of the opportunity to achieve happiness via freedom and a just society.  I am appalled by those who would deny this gift to all humanity.

What do you rule over?

I do not want to rule over anything other than the limited energy I still possess to make the world better, which is the goal of my poems and photos.

How can we support you and buy more of your work?

I have books that are available.  No one has ever asked this question in this way before. Any promotion, reviews, would be helpful.

What if everyone’s dreams came true at once? 

Dreams come true for those who have actual dreams (which implies a very positive future) would be great as so many people would achieve peach.  I don’t mean ambition, I mean what we have inside us as motivation for life.  In fact, often it would not be immediately apparent that such a thing had happened.

Anything coming up in the near future?

More work.  I’m looking for publishers for a chap and full length Selected Poems; and I’m about ready to design two additional works based upon my latest writing.  I’d also like to think about an additional work involving photography.

Who is your alter ego?

My wife Sylvia stands most closely with me on the voyage, now having traveled together for 52 years.  But I don’t consider her an alter ego, as the fact is I don’t understand women much and she has the same problem with men.  But as confidantes and allies we excel.  To me that means trust.  We are blessed by our only child, our daughter Ianthe (check out her art at Instagram: