My first interview for Fringe Magazine went up today, an in-depth conversation with poet and editor Bryan Roth on the meaning, purpose, and writing of poetry. What's fun for me about these interviews is that I get to ask all the questions I'm curious about, but can't ask poets in the normal course of conversation, talking after a reading or at a book signing, or on Facebook. You get to ask someone, "What is the purpose of poetry?" A question like that can yield fascinating ideas that will change the way I approach a poem, either in reading or writing one.
More to come next week! Stay tuned.