COVID-19 Sonnet

COVID-19 Sonnet

Since the beginning of 2019 I have been writing “prose sonnets” Matt Trease calls them. 14 line prose poems often with an epigraph and sometimes three. I saw the form first in the work of Jack Clarke, who was at SUNY-Buffalo for many years and felt I had...

José Kozer Interview

This past January 18 and 19 (2015) I had the great pleasure of going to Hallendale Beach, Florida, and having access to the great Cuban-American poet José Kozer in the home he shares with his wife Guadalupe. I packed some short sleeve shirts, escaped Seattle winter,...

Jerome Rothenberg Nov 2001 Interview

In the first part of a November 2001 interview, Jerome Rothenberg discussed his early introduction to the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, Lorca’s use of the word duende, a kind of Spanish troll or fairy which Lorca used as a kind of force in which the...