Thursday, February 10, 2011

Debra Allbery Interview & Review on WNYC's The Read

"It can be in a word or, for me, probably it’s more likely that the germ of the poem—the initial seed—is in an image. You see something and you feel it vibrate. You know that the poem is in there. For me, it’s often images in the natural world. That probably comes across in the book as the place where the poem begins. It rises out of the landscape, and then the landscape becomes a fruitful and beneficial—I don’t want to say mask because it’s not a hiding—but a means of translating yourself."

Read the entire feature here.