Poet and screenwriter Aaron Kent had a wild idea: interview poets using poetry. Not only that — but ask them to respond to the poems-as-questions with poems-as-answers. It could have been weird, but it ended up being really cool.
The first of our exchanges is now up on the Poetic Interviews website. More will be posted over time.
[Update: all six question-poems and answer-poems are now available here.]
Geosi Gyasi is an avid reader and blogger based in Ghana who has interviewed a wide range of authors over several years.
He discovered my work through a poem recently published in Rattle, and asked some interesting questions in our interview — about how formal study has influenced my poems, about how I see technology shaping poetry, and the best thing that has ever happened to me as a poet.
I also talk about why the human element is so important to me in world of word-play, and give a sneak peek at what readers might expect from my forthcoming collection The Knowledge.
You can read the full interview here at Geosi Reads.