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Monday, February 22, 2010

Interviews with poets up at Fringe

I had the good fortune to interview two fascinating poets recently, Bryan Roth and Cheryl Dumesnil. Both interviews are up at Fringe magazine (Fringe: the Noun that Verbs Your World). Bryan (look in the Blog section for his two-part interview) addresses the in-depth questions we all ponder, such as "What is poetry? What is its purpose?" and also answers questions about his poems. Cheryl (look under Issues) talks about her poems, what it was like to win a major book award, and how she integrates parenting and a life in poetry. The best part of doing these is that I get to ask all the things I'm curious about, have conversations about poetry that enrich my own practice and work. Hope you enjoy reading!