Friday, April 20, 2007

Interview By Word Association

There's a very entertaining interview with poet Stuart Ross in this week's issue of eye conducted entirely as an exercise in word association. Here's an excerpt:

The elephant in the room is blocking the door. Like elephants, I like peanuts an awful lot, but unlike elephants, I have a terrible memory. Which is a very challenging affliction for a writer. To compound the problem, I rarely carry a notebook around with me. Actually, I usually do have one, but when I see something interesting that perhaps I should put in a poem, I forget to take out my notebook and write it down. I’m working on that.

To read the rest, click here. The issue also contains an enthusiastic review of Stuart's new book, I Cut My Finger. A nice welcome to the world for a fine book.

And so long as we're talking about Stuart's book, don't forget that he and I are launching our new books together this Sunday, April 22nd, at 8:00 pm at Clinton's Tavern (693 Bloor West, Toronto). For full details on the event, click here.

1 comment:

Tristi Pinkston said...

What a fascinating way to kick start an interview. Thanks for sharing!