Contributor Interview with Carson Sandell

Everyone, welcome Carson Sandell to our Contributor Interview series, a routine blog feature that introduces you to the wonderful writers whose work will be featured in our upcoming anthology, Byline Legacies.

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“Finding support in your highest highs is easy. Everyone wants to be your friend when they have something to gain. But support in your lows — that’s where true love is found. Carson’s poem ‘Crinkled Nights’ is an ode to the special someones who appear at the darkest hours and give us hope for brighter, more successful days.”

— Jaime Dill, editor for Cardigan Press


[E] Welcome, Carson, to our interview series! We’d like to kick off by asking — what genre/age ranges do you typically write for?

I typically write for a more mature audience since a lot of themes in my work might be heavy to some youth. I would say my target age range would be about 16/17 and up. And as far as genre, my go-to is poetry, even though I started out as a fiction writer.


[E] Skill in poetry often adds lyrical depth to prose, so you have double device power there! How would you say your Byline Legacies poem, “Crinkled Nights”, is different or similar to your usual writing?

My submission to Cardigan Press is different in terms of language and style, but similar in the aspects of storytelling and content such as mental health and family.


[E] We found your piece to be beautifully nostalgic. We’re eager for people to read it, come September! Now, how can readers best support you at this time?

The best way to support me at this time is to read the poems that have been published via my website carsonsandell.com. Since I currently don’t have a collection (still sending it out), building a supportive audience and a group of friends is super important to me.


[E] Where would any of us be without those who supported us along the way. Thanks so much, Carson, for letting us into your circle of friends and for being part of the Byline Legacies debut!


Everyone, please show your support and give Carson a follow!

Do you know Carson? Comment below and let others know what Carson’s writing means to you. If this is your first time meeting Carson, say hello!

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