Debriefing the Poet: An Interview with Mary Di Michele

“Debriefing the Poet, An lnterview with Mary di Michele.” ARC 34 (Spring 1995): 25-31. May 1995

7 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2016  

Nathalie Cooke

McGill University

Date Written: February 13, 1995

Abstract

Mary di Michele was born in Italy in 1949 and came to Canada with her family in 1955 and has published six books of poetry. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal. Mary di Michcle's new novel, Under My Skin, is a book about a thriller written by a female doctor. Not surprisingly, when the author within the text describes her book, it sounds very like di Michele's own novel -- without the frame text. It is about a "serial rapist who is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde type character. And a heroine who is a young filmaker. You get to know and like her but she becomes his last victim. My idea is that the blondes knocked off in thrillers are always anonymous and disposable..I want the film, this book, to force the viewer to feel the violence in the genre. If you identify with the woman, it happens to you. If you love the woman, it happens to your lover. This discussion took place on June 17, 1994 at Mary di Michele's home in Montreal.

Suggested Citation

Cooke, Nathalie, Debriefing the Poet: An Interview with Mary Di Michele (February 13, 1995). “Debriefing the Poet, An lnterview with Mary di Michele.” ARC 34 (Spring 1995): 25-31. May 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2732115

Nathalie Cooke (Contact Author)

McGill University ( email )

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5143984400 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.mcgill.ca/english/staff/nathalie-m-cooke

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