My interview with the author of The Saint of Letting Small Fish Go and This Island of Dogs is up at Fringe, in the new summer issue. I had the chance to ask him about how he became interested in poetry, what it’s like writing as a Southerner and an Arab-American, and how MFA programs have improved poetry.
It was a lot of fun to ask him a variety of questions, simple things like "What is poetry's purpose?" He's a witty, knowledgeable, and wonderful poet. Read him. Buy the books, look him up online. He's going to be a big deal. No kidding.