Nichole graduated college at the tender age of 36. She would love to start a podcast about the history of sex and call it relevant. She is a strong swimmer but afraid of deep ocean, as one should be. She hopes to split retirement between Vancouver and Chile.
Even though she knows it sounds cheesy, she’s inspired by her children. “And children in general,” she said. “Kids teach us the depths of human resilience in the way they carry their trauma.”
Her daughter inspires her, “because she's kind of mean, but in a way that, I think, will serve her well in the long run; and underneath that, she is thoughtful and sensitive. My son because somehow he maintains his sweetness in a world that is eager to take it quickly out of boys.”
Lund recently stopped saying, “I’m gonna get my WHOLE LIFE together,” and instead started saying “I have my WHOLE LIFE together!’”
“I have been pleasantly surprised since that time,” she said. Though Nichole spends a good amount of time in her process writing and creating, she doesn’t make it the center of her world. “Sometimes artists talk about art so much that it is annoying.”
But really, she wouldn’t mind going on a blind date with Robert Frost. “Okay here goes: Robert Frost shows up at my door (obviously in this scenario, I live in Vermont). We go for a cold brew in Town and then back to his farm where we just do some chores, then we go for a walk in the woods. Maybe we hold hands….Doesn't he just seem like someone you want to get a beer and go for a walk with?”
Lund is one of several poets performing at the second annual Dreyfest Poetry Jam, taking place Friday at Craft Local, 2413 Montana Ave.