Interviews

Two Poems by Guy Jean Translated by Alyssabeth Knerr

Smoker’s black exhales saturate sea’s Abyss: Smoker’s black exhales saturate sea’s abyss: in nightmares, whose chromosomes, are carved with human instinct of secrets, secrets: what makes us– us? the love of bodies, of freckles, of imperfections, of us, the song now soothes–who? wild souls?–us. Les fumeurs noirs ont fécondé les abymes marins Les fumeurs noirs […]

Two Poems by Guy Jean Translated by Alyssabeth Knerr Read More »

Interview A Northern Habitat: Robin Fulton Macpherson in conversation with Mariela Griffor

Interview with Robin Fulton Macpherson by Mariela Griffor Arran-born poet and translator Robin Fulton has spent much of his life in Norway, and has been active in the translation of Scandinavian poets into English. Robin Fulton Macpherson was born in Arran in 1937, attended primary school in Arran and Glasgow and secondary school in Golspie, Sutherland. He

Interview A Northern Habitat: Robin Fulton Macpherson in conversation with Mariela Griffor Read More »

Interview with Diane Wakoski

Interview with Diane Wakoski by Seretta Martin On the back cover of Diane Wakoski’s newest book: Bay of Angels, she leans on a table stacked with poker chips. The logo on her denim shirt reads: Las Vegas. Bangles circle her wrist. From her grin we assume she must be winning. She writes: “…gambling and love

Interview with Diane Wakoski Read More »

A Poet’s Baker’s Dozen – An Interview with Margo Berdeshevsky

A Poet’s Baker’s Dozen: An Interview with Margo Berdeshevsky Born in New York City, MARGO BERDESHEVSKY often writes and walks in Paris. Her poetry collections are “Between Soul and Stone” and “But a Passage in Wilderness”(Sheep Meadow Press.) A woman of the world, her “Beautiful Soon Enough,” received Fiction Collective Two’s Innovative Fiction Award (University of Alabama Press.) Other honors

A Poet’s Baker’s Dozen – An Interview with Margo Berdeshevsky Read More »

Interview and Poems of Tswagare Namane

Tswagare Namane Interview by Carolina Mbali Cohen “Freedom means your re-organization and re-growth into the full divine being you deserve to be. The regrowth must be in all dimensions – mentally, spiritually, physically, etc, etc. True revolution begins with the individual re-assuming the reigns over their destiny. A truth that is external to the individual

Interview and Poems of Tswagare Namane Read More »

Interview with Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue and Sylvain Galais’s translation of Fortino Samano (Omnidawn Publishing), a collaboration between French poet Virginie Lalucq and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, won the 2013 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Prize. Hogue is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern in Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University. Her eighth collection of poetry, Revenance,

Interview with Cynthia Hogue Read More »

20 Questions with Don Share

Mariela Griffor interviews Don Share, editor at Poetry, on his writing habits and techniques. Let’s call it a game of 20 questions. 1. Where do you do your writing? Please describe the room where you write and why at room in particular. I write on the Green Line trains of the Chicago CTA, the “L,”

20 Questions with Don Share Read More »

Mariela Griffor

Interview with Mariela Griffor

By Karla Cordero Mariela Griffor is the author of two collections of poetry called Exiliana and House. Born in Chile and unwillingly exiled in 1985, Griffor now lives in Michigan with her husband. Griffor is the co-founder of The Institute for Creative Writers at Wayne State and Publisher of Marick Press. Who are the most

Interview with Mariela Griffor Read More »

Interview with Judy Halebsky on Japanese Poetry and Translation

Judy Halebsky’s book of poems, Sky=Empty (New Issues, 2010) was chosen by Marvin Bell as the winner of the New Issues Prize, a first book award, and was also a finalist for the California Book Award. With a collective of Tokyo poets, she edits and translates the bilingual poetry journal Eki Mae. She lives at Ocean Beach in the outer edges of San Francisco and teaches at Dominican University of California.

Interview with Judy Halebsky on Japanese Poetry and Translation Read More »

Interview with Gjoko Zdraveski

An interview with Gjoko Zdraveski by Luke Arundel Crane and Scott Stewart The Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe is one of the most linguistically exciting places in the whole of the Western hemisphere; all languages are all mixed together in this exciting and diverse region. The poetry scene is also healthy and vibrant with a number

Interview with Gjoko Zdraveski Read More »

Interview with Eli Eliahu

Eli Eliahu, born in 1969, is an Israeli poet based out of Ramat Gan. He has published two highly praised books in Hebrew, I, and not an Angel (2008) and City and Fears (2011). Aside from writing poetry, he writes for Haaretz Daily Newspaper on poetry and culture. Most of his work has not been

Interview with Eli Eliahu Read More »

Interview with Matthew Zapruder

In conjunction with HINGED: A Journal of Converging Arts, Poetry International is pleased to present an interview with Matthew Zapruder, conducted by editors Carly Miller, Katie Fagan, and Jen Marshall Lagedrost. Matthew Zapruder is the author of several collections of poetry, including Come On All You Ghosts (2010), which was selected by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the Top 5

Interview with Matthew Zapruder Read More »