More on Spring & All

Open Books: Poetry in Conversation, No. 1 (pdf) I’d meant to write a blog post about the first in what promises to be a very interesting series of discussions about books of modern poetry at Seattle’s all poetry bookstore, Open Books: A Poem Emporium in the...

Writing or Re-Writing

I was fascinated to see a post from one of my Facebook friends, Jim Andrews, linking to a piece in the Boston Globe about how the practice of extensive revision of one’s writing is a 20th Century and largely Modernist development. Craig Fehrman is the author of...

Soundcloud Interview Clips

How does one communicate the essence of three decades of conducting interviews? I have had to do that, and quick, as a grant deadline is approaching and I save the worst of the grant writing process for last. I decided on a medley of some of the moments in those last...

More 2012 American Sentences

OK, more harvesting done today and some news. Pablo Baler in his fascinating project The Next Thing: art in the 21st Century has a great end note to the word Greguería. It reads: 1. Greguería is defined by its most notorious practitioner Ramón Gómez de la Serna as...

Paul E Nelson

To what do you train your attention? For over 30 years, Paul E Nelson has interviewed poetic luminaries such as Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Robin Blaser, Sam Hamill, Wanda Coleman, Eileen Myles, Jerome Rothenberg, Sam Hamill and George Bowering. As...