“I grew up being read to. I learned to read sitting on my grandfather’s lap, following his finger across the page as he read poetry, stories, all of that, more. The words came to life… PopPop was a fan of the Philadelphia Athletics’ baseball team and of Edgar Allen Poe. I heard a lot of Poe…
“When I was old enough, I began peeking into Algernon Blackwood, Bram Stoker, M. R. James. From Lovecraft to Bradbury, the road is long and the voyaging upon it a rich experience.
“I believe in the importance … to know where things come from, to get a look back and see where the ideas, the images, the tropes that we’re using today originated.”
–Larry Santoro, from episode 24 of Tales to Terrify audio magazine.
How did you come to be a reader? Do you have early memories of learning to read?