M. Bartley Seigel discusses his debut poetry collection, This is What They Say, from Typecast Publishing and navigates questions regarding where the writing comes from, where the influence is derived, and what is next on the horizon. In responding to how growing up in a “first-world wasteland” influenced the collection Seigel states “there was the simple fact that many around me could and were quick to throw a fist and take a punch, but few could throw around language, let alone take it. That was an early epiphany.”
Nate Pritts talks about H_NGM_N Books at Poets & Writers, where he says “I think poetry is all that can save us.”
The Poetry Society talks to Farrah Field and Jared White about Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, featured each weekend at the Brooklyn Flea.
The Rumpus speaks to Cynthia Cruz about her new collection The Glimmering Room, out from Four Way Books in October.
Also for your perusal are these two interviews:
On the New Directions blog is an interview with former McNally Jackson bookseller and current Melville House Publicist, Dustin Kurtz, who discusses book selling, publishing, and a sprinkle of gossip.