Who is your favorite living poet?
Who is your favorite dead poet?
What is your favorite poem of all time?
“Apple” – Brad Leithauser (From Toad to a Nightingale, light verse by Brad Leithauser, Drawings by Mark Leithauser (2007)
Fruit of the tree of knowledge?
Boil it down
With sugar and a pinch of cinnamon –
You’re left with an old-fashioned synonym
For nonsense: Applesauce. That’s all. For this we lost
Our digs in Paradise, yielded the crown
Of Heaven to dig a cold and moldy grave?
Bright Eve learned nothing – save
That education isn’t worth the cost.
Current book of poetry you can’t get out of your mind?
The new novel by Jill Essbaum Hausfrau which is classified as a novel but could be read as poetry (imo).
Best live, or audio, poetry reading you can remember.
Would have to be Jay Z in Vegas two years ago. Hands down.