Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
Now on Ploughshares: “It’s All About the Panic”: An Interview with Mary Biddinger
My first interview over at the Ploughshares blog is up today. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, think of this as a special Christmas present from me: a conversation with poet Mary Biddinger, author of four collections of poems, most recently A Sunny Place with Adequate Water.
Besides being an amazing poet, Mary is a candid and funny interviewee. Here's a sample:
" For me, it’s all about the panic. I am more productive when I am under pressure, and I have to give myself deadlines and goals. I also cheat on administrative tasks and grading by writing poems on the sly when I should be thinking about assessment and observable outcomes and counting credit hours. Several times a year, during non-peak times at work, I do a poem-a-day with a few friends. This is where I generate the bulk of my work. Taking photographs tides me over until I am able to seriously devote time to writing poetry."
You can check out the interview right here.
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