Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
An interview I did with the poet Campbell McGrath that originally appeared in BOMB in 1994. McGrath has now published eight books of poetry, and he has received the extremely prestigious MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships and the Kingsley Tufts Prize, but this was the first interview with him to be published. The wide-eyed interviewer is a bit embarrassing in retrospect, but my interest in the list poems he introduced me to have not abated over time.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
that critically-acclaimed holiday movies The Messenger and Up in the Air are basically the same story? A pair of employees goes around informing people of bad news, the older ones, settled in their ways, supposedly showing the young pups the ropes, while ending up learning a lesson or two along the way themselves.