My interview with Aaron Smith is now live. Aaron is a great interview subject: witty and articulate.
Here are two of my favorite snippets from the interview:
"My favorite drag name is Helluva Bottom Carter."
"I didn’t study with Creeley. I met him at Vermont Studio Center in May 1998. I had just finished graduate school and had gotten a residency there. The last thing in the world I wanted to do was write, but I managed to write two poems that made it into the book (“Cher Uncensored” and “Valedictory”). Creeley was there for four days and several of us really connected with him."