In the two hours that LaFemina graced the group, he took many questions about poetry and fiction writing, and answered a barrage of questions; the questions ranged from the mundane: "When do you usually write fiction/ poetry." In which LaFemina responded "I usually write whenever and wherever. It just happens." To the more existential questions:"Does poetry need a point?" To which he replied" No, and that's the beauty of it (poetry) opposed to fiction, where you owe it to the reader to have a point."
3.am member, Vera Pastor, seemed very impressed by Gerry's extensive knowledge of fiction writing: "Wow, I really thought he was just a poet, but I have new respect for him as a fiction writer."
Likewise, Michelle Queen thought the Q&A was "Par for course. An interesting and enjoyable break from the usual."
The 3.am group really seemed to take something from this interview, and they hope to have more Q&A sessions with knowledgeable writers on campus and off.