"Eleven Questions for Eleven Poets" Part 1 of the Best American Poetry blog interview!
Alan Michael Parker interviewed Tony Trigilio and 10 other poets (Elizabeth Colen, Carolina Ebeid, Dana Levin, Max Ritvo, David Rivard, Chris Santiago, Lee Sharkey, Clint Smith, Megan Snyder-Camp, and Monica Youn). Everyone talks about their new books coming out this fall.
Here's Part I (questions 1-5):
Today's book of poetry:
Those Godawful Streets of Man: A Book Of Raw Wire In The City. Stephen Bett. Blazevox[Books]. Buffalo, New York. 2015.
Stephen Bett is damned sure that none of us is going to get out of this city unscathed. Those Godawful Streets of Man: A Book Of Raw Wire In The City is a little light when it comes to optimism, this book is a sneer from a mouth full of broken teeth.
Those Godawful Streets of Man (64th St.)
Then there was cousin
down the shop
Wife & baby daughter
at home for five
Twenty years later
him in NYC
And it's all
And people really
It's cruel as
all get out,
die for it
In Bett's city someone just played the joker against any chance of a winning hand. People smear themselves like bloodstains all over their attempts to find love.
Those that do find love discover just how flawed love can be. Those Godawful Streets of Man... is an illustrated fall from grace, one gut punch at a time.
There is a lot of great new interviews with Kristina Marie Darling’s collaborative work with John Gallaher, GHOST / LANDSCAPE
A new interview with Kristina Marie Darling in Writer’s Digest:
GHOST / LANDSCAPE is reviewed in The Rumpus:
And Kristina Marie Darling and John Gallaher are featured in The Conversant:
Dora Malech included her book The Moon and Other Inventions: Poems After Joseph Cornell, in her essay on the work of Joseph Cornell, in The Kenyon Review:
Read more »