My biggest influences were always musicians. I obsessed over and dog-eared the booklets that came with CDs but, apart from the Russian usuals, didn’t really read poetry. Several people have described my work as having “velocity,” and I think that comes from this kinship I’ve always felt with music.
In Issue 2 we spoke with Sonya Vatomsky about the way music has shaped their writing. Scroll down to experience a video playlist of some of the songs mentioned. For more on Sonya's inspirations and writings, visit them here.