Daria: Hey Camille! It’s another Tuesday/ Thursday at 11 am.
Camille: Hey Daria! Isn’t it great that we are the Fall semester interns at the New England Review?
Daria: It sure is! I love our duties of managing web posts, organizing books, editing audio clips, using InDesign, preparing for readings and events, reading fiction submissions and cover letters, and occasionally even designing posters!
Camille: Yes, I too love to manage web posts, organize books, edit audio clips, use InDesign, prepare for readings and events, read fiction submissions and cover letters, and occasionally even design posters!
Daria: So, Camille, where are you from?
Camille I’m from Washington, D.C.! Actually in the city, not just in Maryland or Virginia. Where are you from?
Daria: I consider myself to be from a lot of places in Massachusetts. My home is in Hopkinton, Mass, but I went to school in Worcester.
Camille: Wow! What’s your major?
Daria: I came in as a Chinese major but am now in the process of changing to joint Chinese and English, with a Creative Writing thesis. I’ve known I wanted to do poetry all along, I’ve just been denying it.
Camille: Then you’re at the right place! What got you into poetry?
Daria: I’ve been writing basically nonstop since seventh grade. I had a very formative mentor all throughout high school who actually introduced me and encouraged me to apply to the Bread Loaf Young Writers’ Conference. Since then I’ve been hooked.
Camille: Cool! Who’s your favorite poet right now?
Daria: Hands down, Adrienne Rich. Do you have a favorite writer?
Camille: I’m a big fan of Hemingway. But I’m also a total nerd for all the British classics. I love Charles Dickens and I think I’ve read Pride and Prejudice thirteen times.
Daria: Do you do any writing yourself?
Camille: Well, for some reason I decided to write two theses this year, so I’m doing one creative thesis that’s a series of short stories and one critical thesis that’s a comparison of Ulysses and Gulliver’s Travels.
Daria: Nice! So when you’re not writing your two theses, what else are you doing?
Camille: I’m on the rugby team! I’m the team treasurer and a forward. What do you do with your free time?
Daria: I have two radio shows on the Middlebury College Radio Station and I also work in the admissions office.
Camille: Oh boy! Well, we better get to work. We have that Meet the Interns post to write.
Daria: Yeah, I’ve been thinking about that. I’m not really sure anyone will find it funny.
Camille: Huh. You might be right.