Saturday, December 13, 2008

Poets & Interviews

For those who like to read -- and do -- interviews with poets, take a look at Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides. Currently up is an interview with Tom Hunley, poet and publisher of Steel Toe Books. Robert has an eclectic mix of interviews on a variety of topics. Good reading.

As I already mentioned, I thoroughly enjoyed a mostly email, but also phone exchange with poet Barbara Crooker for an interview now up at Umbrella. There are differences among interview subjects, I'm finding. Sometimes you have to ask very little to gain a wealth of response. Other people you need to steer a little more. I'd like to do more poet interviews, but sometimes I feel like I lack the right questions.

What are your favorite interview questions? To ask or to answer or to read the answers to.