* * * Douglas Glover’s Numéro Cinq blog/site has just published two texts — “5 Movements of the Soul” and “Hodgepotch” — by Habib Tengour in my translation. You can read them here. * * * Further Habib Tengour work in my translation will be coming out later this month in the new journal Asymptote (Brandon Holmquest, poetry editor). You can get a preview here. Looks like an … Read more Poems, a Dialogue & some Translations
Today’s Huffington Post publishes an interview with Clayton Eshleman in the context of Anis Shivani‘s series on the state of US poetry now. Check it our here. Further down the page you can read similar interviews with Annie Finch and Ron Silliman (all too short, all of them, to get a real in depth sense of things, unhappily — but I guess that’s the format of journalism).
The Huffington Post publishes an interview by Bernard Henri Lévy with Mohamad Mostafei, the lawyer of Sakineh Ashtian, the Iranian woman condemned to death by stoning by the Iranian clergy. Mostafei has been forced to give up the case and leave the country to save his own life and that of his family. Below, the opening paras of the interview; you can read the full thing here. Interesting too … Read more Sakineh Ashtian’s Attorney Interviewed in Oslo
The online New York mag examiner.com published an interview with Nicole Peyrafitte this past week. The interviewer is Dan Godston and he starts with the following two tidbits: DG: How long have you been creating art? NP: For as long as I can remember — I always sang, drew, cooked, danced, made collages, and took pictures. I started organizing performances when I was about six or seven years old. … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte Interview & ore, I Mean More…
An interview I gave in 2008 to Belgian poet-scholar Peter Cockelbergh — and which was first published in a shortened Dutch version in the magazine Yang — has now been published in toto & in English in nY website en tijdschrift voor literatuur, kritiek & amusement. You can read it all here, and an extract is given below. This interview with Pierre Joris titled ‘Lignes de fugues / Lettres … Read more PJ Interview
An excellent interview by Jay Sanders with Charles Bernstein in the new issue of BOMB, the occasion being the publication of Bernstein’s new volume of selected poems, All the Whiskey in Heaven; Here’s an extract: JS: In your and your poetic peers’ early work, you feel that intensity of purpose, of provocation, amidst what was perceived as a staid poetic and political climate. Drawing on peculiar inspirations and tactics, … Read more Charles Bernstein Interview
The latest installment of the English edition of the Bengali online literary magazine Kaurab has an lovely interview of Jerome Rothenberg by Mark Weiss as well as an excellent review of volume one of Poems for the Millennium by Tyrone Williams (oh, btw Tyrone, your inklings re Faber & Faber hit the nail on the head). Extracts of these can be read below. Kaurab is generally excellent — a … Read more Kaurab Magazine: Rothenberg Interview & Millennium Anthology Review
This morning Charlotte Mandell reminds us of an interview Brad Morrow did with Robert Kelly back in 1987 and that is now available in the Conjunctions website’s archives. It is quite a treat — & here is one of the bits I liked specially: MORROW: You must be aware of Pound’s dictum that all a writer’s thoughts can be gathered onto half a page, and the rest is simply … Read more "Would you want an idea for a friend?"
Oh, well, this morning with sun out & snow on the ground here in Nueva Iork, some nostalgia: Burroughs talking about meeting Ginsberg & Kerouac way back when — actually, when I was 2…
signandsight just published the translation of an interesting interview (first in Die Zeit) with German movie-maker Werner Herzog; below, the opening paras — you can read the whole thing here. In fact, my favorite bit comes later in the interview, so I’ll reproduce it here, out of context, for the hell of it: “Herzog: I have absolutely no interest in psychology. Interviewer: Why not? Because I am convinced that … Read more Herzog on Eisner, Avatar, the Spanish Inquisition y mas…