How do you feel about solitary vs. collaborative writing?
It is a precious and rare thing to find a collaborator. I almost found one once. Collaborating is great because, if the chemistry works it creates something better than the single artist could do. All films, for instance are collaborations, my vlog is not. The Beatles, another example. I'm still looking for that dream team. I want to join a dream team, just for the benefit of external discipline; not letting the team down.
What does the term “poetic process” mean to you?
Shall I explain my own process? Or should I define the term? I don't like the term. The term reminds me of a collaboration between academia and a tuna factory. Genesis is a combination of exquisite accidents and disciplined labour.
Do you feel it still is (or ever has) been important to memorize poems?
I desire to memorise poetry to enjoy the many benefits.
Do you ever get sick of poetry?
I am currently sick of poetry. I can't read it anymore. Or write it. I don't know why; lack of momentum possibly. Also, I look at the endless shelves of poetry and I feel an immense burden land on my head. It's like eating a hay stack to find the slice of birthday cake hidden inside.
Do you have any advice to veterans of poetry?
As a veteran of poetry I have a purple heart. And now I'm bitter, upon my return stateside, finding a profound lack of vitality, interest, and imagination in the civilian population
In your mind, are technology and poetry in bed together or still in an awkward flirting phase?
I don't find this question relevant useful or fresh. It's as old as the printing press.
Who are five poets, local and non local, dead or alive, that you admire?
The best poets on Earth are:
And my favourite book of poems is, "To Ignatz I is Forever True," by Monica Young she celebrates the best comic strip of the 20th century add an extended metaphor to tell us about her own lives and losses.
Also, The Beastie Boys and Kubla Khan
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