Here is the link to an interview with Sharon Olds, and the first question immediately caught my eye:
Michael Laskey asks Olds “What is your earliest poetry memory?” Olds recalls a time in Elementary school when she was asked to write a poem. Its quite a funny story that she tells, actually.
I think that Austin Smith’s response to this question would be very intriguing. His father being a poet, Smith was likely exposed to poetry at a very early age. What does he remember about that though? Does he remember his father’s poetry or his own? I would be curious to hear his answer if we were to ask him this same question.