Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
Now on Ploughshares: “Bringing the Poem Back to the Actual”: An Interview with David J. Daniels
My interview with poet David J. Daniels, author of Clean, is up now on the Ploughshares blog. Please check out the interview -- and better yet, check out his book. I think you'll be glad you read both.
Here's a sample from the interview:
"In terms of colloquial phrasing, which other readers have picked up on, I think I do that to undercut the more earnest moments in my poems. To say, well, sure, David, you’re sad that so-and-so is dead, and you’re really laying that grief on thick, just don’t forget that the guy was a jerk, too, or sometimes catty. A way to bring the poem back to the actual, I guess, linguistically and discursively."
Read the full interview here.