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Author Interview ~ Pietri0x

There are over 70 author interviews on this blog…

However, today’s post will be the 12th in the series of Wattpad Author Interviews.


PietriOx is her profile name and her family is from Naro, Sicily.

She’s married to a Brit and knows some Polish.

Still, she writes poems in English that have power and lyricism


So, I’ll start by asking you about your profile name on Wattpad…


 If I should mention my online name—PietriOx– the name Pietri is Sicilian and the ox is for the life in Sicily—the carts and heavy ox that carry saints and substance…

What began your love of ”word art”?

It’s the wheat fields fault! They added such an artistic dimension to my life at a very young age, also a second home at a very impressionable age. I spent loads of time in those fields, creating a work space of words and paint before I ever held the thoughts of becoming a writer/poet. An artist, I was born, taking art lessons at a toddlers age and everything else grew from that.

When did you seriously begin the literary process?

Ten years ago I wrote a children’s book and the support given ignited my mind into other genres.

How did you become a poet?

 Five years ago, give or take a little, I had a ”jolt”, a life jolt and that fueled the ”need” to write, like exercise, trying my best to convey the images before me.

Have you written any short stories?

Yes, several; and, one is being edited for the public, as I write the answers to this interview…

I understand you’re a canvas artist as well?

Yes , that is my first love.

I have shown my art in several galleries stretching from the North to the South.

Abstract is my vision; and, devotion to portraits and nature.

Has anyone influenced you in poetry or writing?


 Yes, the great Pablo Neruda; and, several unknown poets who should be known!

How often do you write?

I write daily for several hours…

It’s like physical exercise—I “have ” to do it!

Who’s been your best supporter?

My guy—I drive him mad over which words make sense or which pigments to use in a finishing paint stroke!

I have learnt that in any art form there truly is no perfection…

It is in the ”eye” of the beholder and that goes for ”word art” as well!

How about other supporters?

 Yes, in Wattpad—jeshi99 and stripey are my two top supporters—no matter what I write, they read it!

Several other brilliant writers on the forum, who I do not compare too—they are great writers and their support in me has been the hand of dedication—I will never forget them…

And, finally, can you name one person you can credit your writing to?

Yes, but I will keep that private…

But, I will mention my father who has shown me undying support my entire life—even from a heavenly place—he guides me and teaches me patience.

I want to thank you, so much, for taking the time to share your artistic self with my readers :-)

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6 responses to “Author Interview ~ Pietri0x

  1. Salvatore Pope Ritondo July 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I am thrilled to find a Sicilian inspired poet. What do you feel you have sacrificed to commit to such lengthy hours of writing. (Internet, TV, Movies, Leisure activities etc.)?


    • Pietrox July 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you for the question, I have short changed my cooking ! I used to make my own pasta sauces etc. now I am quicker in the kitchen to return to writing or painting .Also ,come to think of it , perhaps I have short changed my long walks into forests or the fields, thank you again your question led me to a subliminal realization, I need to get out there and just absorb all without any intent to write about what I see and just “be” in nature .


  2. Pietrox July 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I am proud to be amongst the fine poets and writers of WP and the soon the world on a literary
    journey and in that , I can never thank enough people like Alex! John .Steve. Lisa. Madmen in fedora’s. Willostars. world breaker and so many others! I feel at home with like minds –it feels good to be home!


  3. Stripey July 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    A wonderful interview with a lovely lady , we have become very special friends and always will be, her talent is amazing, her friendship priceless


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