Category: Interview

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“Anyone Can Write Themselves into Visibility, but Who Reads It?”

by Jess Taylor

Oakland poet Stephanie Young, who recently released Ursula or University with Krupskaya, answered questions for The Town Crier based on her essay, “In Which Metaphors For Poetry Communities, and For Writing About Them, Abound.” Last month, we featured Part One of the interview.

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One Thing Changes Another

by Jess Taylor

While researching for an upcoming Puritan essay on literary community, Oakland poet Stephanie Young’s work proved invaluable to me. In her recent collection of essays and poems, Ursula or University, as well the introduction of Bay Area Poetics, which she edited, Young explores the concept of community, while also looking into literary,

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Earth in the Books

by Jillian Harkness

Jillian Harkness’s interview with Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott (on their latest collaboration, Decomp) will appear in The Puritan, Issue 24: Winter 2014.

For the wanderer doesn’t bring back from the mountainside
to the valley a handful of earth, unsayable to everyone,

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“Poetry Communities Are Elemental to My Life”

by Jess Taylor

Writers on Their Communities: The First in a Series. 

This interview was conducted as part of Jess Taylor’s research into literary communities on both sides of The US-Canadian Border. That research has gone into an essay that will appear in The Puritan later this year.