Interview with Michelle Boisseau, February 28, 1993

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Boisseau summarizes her family origins, describing her parents and grandparents. She mentions her first attempts at poetry and other creative writing. Boisseau attended Ohio University on a creative writing scholarship, and wrote her doctoral dissertation about the family that is falling apart, symbolized by a house that is crumbling down. Boisseau loves to teach creative writing, which she believes writers should teach. Beattie and Boisseau discuss reading others' work, and the influence of other writing on an author. Boisseau mentions her current work, how she edits her work, and first readers of her work. Because she is not from Kentucky, she does not feel a great sense of Kentucky in her writing and says that she does not have the heritage of reading Kentucky fiction writers.

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1993oh198_kw059

Interviewee Name

Michelle Boisseau

Interviewer Name

L. Elisabeth Beattie

Interview Date

1993-02-28

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Boisseau, Michelle Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 28 Feb. 1993. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Boisseau, M. (1993, February 28). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Boisseau, Michelle, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. February 28, 1993, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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