In talking to people, I think the chapbook has been slightly misread as being largely an urban piece. Yet many of its poems were triggered by events that occurred in suburbia. So I realized that I need to code certain poems a bit clearer. It might, however, be a result of being a product of the Chicago area. It’s an unusual city, perhaps, in that the suburb and city limits butt right up against each other and interweave at certain points. No major waterways or landmasses separate the two. So I suppose it’s possible to live in the outer rim of Chicago and have a suburban sensibility, and it’s possible to witness things in certain Chicago suburbs that most people would associate with urban phenomena.
*Tip of the hat to Bino. He knows why.
My interview with Aaron Smith will be reposted soon. We're working out a few glitches. And wait to you see his author photo. So cute.