Sophia Walker: Buddy Wakefield’s 'Convenience stores' or Danez Smith’s 'Mrs Thompson'
cafebabel.com: If you ran away, where would you run away to?
Sophia Walker: 15 feet (5 metres - ed) behind me. I don’t run very far and I like the view
cafebabel.com: Do you have a favourite line or fragment of poetry?
Sophia Walker: Can I have two?
cafebabel.com: Only because you asked nicely...
Sophia Walker: ‘I’m so desperate for beauty, I’ll turn scaffolding to mountains.’ (Kate Tempest’s ‘Endtime’)
'Learn to count up to ten Bensons, hide behind hedges burning pubescent tensions.' (Disraeli)
cafebabel.com: What’s the most interesting interview question you’ve ever been asked?
Sophia Walker: Perhaps, how did you feel about being arrested? Did you feel your freedom of speech was being violated?
Sophia Walker: I recited a poem in Vietnam and there were two undercover cops. I was mainly just pissed off that they misinterpreted the poem.
Someone once asked me, if you were an erotic balloon, what sort of erotic balloon would you be? I didn’t even know there was such a thing as erotic balloons.
cafebabel.com: Suggest a question for next time.
Sophia Walker: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done on a Thursday?
cafebabel.com: Draw us a picture.
Check back in two weeks' time to read our next interview with emerging poet JA Sutherland!