Artist Interview: John Carenen

Copyright John Carenen

John Carenen
Copyright John Carenen


L. N. Holmes: “Where is your hometown?”
John Carenen: “My home town is Clinton, Iowa, an old Mississippi River town and the birthplace of Lillian Russell, the first sex symbol in the movies.”

L. N. Holmes: “What is your chosen artistic profession?”
John Carenen: “My artistic expression is words, fictional, novel-length.”

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Artist Interview: Rowena Carenen


L. N. Holmes: “Where is your hometown?”

Rowena Carenen: “I don’t really have a hometown. I’ve moved all over the southeast, but I was born outside of Morganton, NC. I’ve lived in Roanoke, VA, Macon, GA, Dublin, GA, Simpsonville, SC, Hattiesburg, MS, Greenville, SC, and Winston-Salem, NC.”


L. N. Holmes: “What is your chosen artistic profession?”

Rowena Carenen: “I consider myself both a poet and an author advocate, and think of both as artistic. Poetry is what comes naturally to me. I think in phrases and lines, which makes any other form of writing difficult. As for the artistry of being an advocate, well, I only represent authors whose work speaks to me on some level and I use my creative juices to get those works into the hands of readers.”

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