Interview: Keith & Rosmarie Waldrop

Publishers. Writers. Translators. Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop are two forces with wildly ambitious and divergent careers. Yet while they are very different, they have both tirelessly championed a poetry of possibility.This interview occurred in 2011.   The Waldrops as Publishers Bug: Burning Deck as a small press operates in this economy which tends to see corporate… Continue reading Interview: Keith & Rosmarie Waldrop

Interview: Heller Levinson, Round 2

 Heller Levinson's just-released from stone this running contains little stone, but much running. Readers will observe a poetry that runs, marathons, leaps, surges, and pirouettes across the page. The poems seem to squiggle and transform before one's very eyes. It's the latest manifestation of Levinson's Hinge project, a fascinating approach to the arts: Bug: You previously described… Continue reading Interview: Heller Levinson, Round 2

Interview: Wayne Marshall

In our fast-paced globalizing, loco translocal world, new musics are birthing themselves at an astonishing rate: reggaeton, bhangra, jungle, bubbling, tribal guarachero, funk carioca, etc. And these musics aren’t staying put either. They’re circulating around the planet, both following the geographic paths of their diasporic creators and spreading through social media networks. We’re not dealing… Continue reading Interview: Wayne Marshall

Interview: Heller Levinson, Round 1

No Rust on These Hinges: Heller Levinson & Hinge Theory Bug: In ten words or less, can you describe Hinge? How is Hinge different from other methods of poetry-fashioning? James: Cool, let's rip ... Well, part of the beauty of Hinge Theory is that I always say it is non-reducible, -- i.e.  non-shelvable, commodifiable, label-able. … Continue reading Interview: Heller Levinson, Round 1

Interview: Pierre Joris

Regenerative Diaspora: An Interview with Pierre Joris Bug: The constant mental flux that seems to comprise your notion of nomadic poetics, is it an attempt to smash through prejudice, a preventative measure against cultural misunderstandings that have brought about things such as war and genocide?  Pierre: Yes, of course, there is that way in which the… Continue reading Interview: Pierre Joris