Author Archives: J. Dee Cochran

Interview: Poet Joanne Dominique Dwyer (Belle Laide)

Joanne Dominique Dwyer

“Too much of our human existence is based on making money and getting errands done. It’s such a waste of the gift of life, not to celebrate and bring magic and mystery into the everyday.”

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Interview: Angela Jackson-Brown, Author of Drinking from a Bitter Cup

Angela Jackson-Brown

“So often as writers, our first instinct is to write about some far off distant place that we know nothing about because we think where we came from is not interesting enough.”

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Interview: Poet Jillian Weise (The Book of Goodbyes)

Poet Jillian Weise

“I’m all for noir. What is a cyborg poet to do? If I’m comic, then I play into the carnival show. If I’m tragic, then I reinforce centuries of pity for the disabled figure in literature. Noir warps the comic and the tragic.”

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Interview: Rick Benjamin, State Poet of Rhode Island

Rick Benjamin

“I gravitate toward duplicity in language, simply stated multiple meanings in lines. I have a hard time with differentiating self from other.”

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Interview: Poet Michael Dickman (Flies)

Michael Dickman Flies

“What poems make you want to yell from a rooftop? Fall in love and scream your head off? That’s all I really care about.”

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Emerging Poet Interview: Sarah Crossland

Sarah Crossland

“When I make my poem-things, they’re always fractures because they can’t be the whole world. They can be miniatures, they can be mandalas centered in the self—or an imagined self…”

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Emerging Poet Interview: Caitlin Doyle

caitlin doyle

“I love the way that structure and content can pull against each other with a tension that ends up taking both in unexpected directions.”

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