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15 Questions: An interview with Burt Kimmelman


15 Questions: Burt Kimmelman

Author: Burt Kimmelman
Bio: Burt Kimmelman has published seven previous collections of poetry: The Way We Live (2011), As If Free ( 2009), There Are Words (2007), Somehow (2005), The Pond at Cape May Point (2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso, First Life (2000), and Musaics (1992). He has also published a number of book-length literary studies as well as scores of critical articles on medieval, modern, and contemporary poetry. In the 1980s and 1990s he was the senior editor of the now defunct Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation.
Kimmelman was born and raised in New York City and now lives in a nearby suburb with his wife, the writer Diane Simmons. He teaches literary and cultural studies at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Recent interviews of Kimmelman are available online: with Tom Fink in Jacket2 (text) and with George Spencer at Poetry Thin Air (video). Additional information and internet links can be found at

Wednesday's Poem | David Hadbawnik

It is Wednesday! And here is today's poem, David Hadbawnik reading three poems from his BlazeVOX book, Field Work: Notes, Songs, Poems. This was recorded for the BlazeVOX iPad Poetry Series for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. Hurray!

15 Questions: An interview with Larry Sawyer

Author: Larry Sawyer


BlazeVOX Book: Vertigo Diary


Bio: Larry Sawyer has curated the Myopic Books Poetry Reading Series since 2005. With Lina ramona Vitkauskas he also edits milk magazine. Sawyer is also the co-director of The Chicago School of Poetics. His poetry and literary reviews have appeared in publications including Action Yes, The Argotist (UK), The Boston Review, The Chicago Tribune, Coconut, Court Green, Esque, Exquisite Corpse, Forklift Ohio, Jacket (Australia), The Miami Sun Post, MiPoesias, The National Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Prague Literary Review, Rain Taxi, Shampoo, Skanky Possum, Tabacaria (Portugal), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), Vanitas, Verse Daily, Vlak (Czech Republic), and elsewhere.

His collection Unable to Fully California is available on Otoliths Press. Sawyer has read his work at venues including the Bonk Reading and Performance Series in Wisconsin, the Chicago Printer’s Row Lit Fest, Columbia College Chicago, The Hideout in Chicago, Myopic Books, The Poetry Center of Chicago, Quimby’s, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. 

15 Questions - Read the whole interview here

Wednesday's Poem | Ruth Lepson

Ruth Lepson reading from her BlazeVOX book, I Went Looking For You.
This is part of the BlazeVOX BXtraordinary series, Wednesday's Poem.

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