As an extension of The Black Lion Journal’s mission, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values community, life perspectives, and different worldviews. Contributors were asked to complete a set of mini interview questions with the purpose of sharing with the readers and their fellow submitters a bit about who they are and about their creativity. All questions were the same for each contributor; and each answer given is unique, open, friendly, and candid.
Let’s start by talking about creativity — what does creativity mean to you?
Escapism, pure fun.
How and when did you get started doing what you love to do? Who or what is your creative muse?
My muse is Estefanía. I’ve been writing since I was 7.
What is your most memorable creative experience, if any?
I acted in The Merchant of Venice as part of a Shakespeare course at university.
The two teachers were brilliant! They allowed me to write and perform music for
the production, as well.
People approach creativity in such different ways! What about you? What is your creative routine? Do you know of any quirky habits or creative superstitions?
Lighting candles. Boiling cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract on the stove.
Listening to classical music.
Time, Tips, & Future Goals
How do you make time to do what you love to do?
The night is always young.
What tips can you give novice creatives about getting started on their creative journey and about submitting their work for publication?
Harbor no expectations for your submissions. If someone likes your work, engage
that person with the utmost gratitude. Get away from writing—go to the movies,
What do you hope to achieve with your creativity? Where would you like to see yourself in about 5 years, professionally and creatively?
In 2023 I see myself living in Paris and owning a bulldog named Claude.
— TWD Magazine 3rd Collection—
Stallion Dunquis is a poet and singer based in New York City. Sonnets from Dunquis have recently appeared in Porridge Magazine and Rag Queen Periodical.
Facebook / Instagram & Twitter: @stalliondunquis
Read Stallion’s Poetry In TWD Magazine 3rd Collection
“Air” — p. 29
“Piel en Piel” — p. 55
“Nausea” — p. 57
“Advice From Ernie” — p. 86
“Merlot” — p. 89