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.