Category: Interviews

Talkin’ Occupy With Eliot Katz

I met Eliot Katz many years ago at St. Marks Poetry Project in New York City, back in a different era when several now legendary figures like Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Herbert Huncke, Tuli Kupferberg and Janine Pommy Vega were still alive and never missed a reading at St. Mark’s … Read the rest

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Visions of Zippy: A Talk With Bill Griffith

When Bill Griffith was a 19-year-old art student at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, he ran into Marcel Duchamp at Manhattan gallery hosting a retrospective by the venerable Dadaist. When he told Duchamp that he, too, wanted to be an artist, the old man sternly warned, “Go into … Read the rest

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A Talk With Sohrab Homi Fracis

“Imagine you have a friend name Rob,” says our instructor at the University of North Florida Writer’s Conference. “If you want to ask your friend a question, you might begin by saying, ‘So, Rob…’ and that is how to pronounce my first name.”

Sohrab Homi Fracis (“Fray-sis”) is the first … Read the rest

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Beats In Time: A Literary Generation’s Legacy

“Ah, Carl, while you are not safe I am not safe, and now you’re really in the total animal soup of time …” — Allen Ginsberg, “Howl”

I’m proud to announce the publication of Beats In Time: A Literary Generation’s Legacy, a selection of the best eighteen pieces about … Read the rest

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On Zazen: A Talk With Vanessa Veselka

Zazen by Vanessa Veselka is an amazing novel, easily one of the most exciting books of the year.

The story is narrated by Della, a recent college graduate with a degree in paleontology, who kills time learning yoga and working in a vegan restaurant while her country, a slightly twisted … Read the rest

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