Poetry Favorites: Jessica Goodfellow

Who is your favorite living poet? 

Anne Carson (with close runner-up Cole Swensen)

Who is your favorite dead poet? 

Inger Christensen

What is your favorite poem of all time?  

Today the answer is Li-Young Lee’s “One Heart” (but it could be a different answer tomorrow). You can read it here: http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/poetry_in_motion/atlas/stlouis/one_heart/

Current book of poetry you can’t get out of your mind?

Sarah Vap’s End of the Sentimental Journey

Best live, or audio, poetry reading you can remember.

Anne Carson’s reading of excerpts from “Possessive Used As Drink (Me)”  in May 2007. Reading accompanied by Merce Cunningham Dance Company. You can see an excerpt here: PLAY - UM PLAY Gallery: Recipe

Jessica Goodfellow's books are Mendeleev's Mandala (Mayapple Press, 2015) and The Insomniac’s Weather Report (Isobar Press, 2014)Her chapbook, A Pilgrim’s Guide to Chaos in the Heartland, won the 2006 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Verse Daily, and NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. Jessica received the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal. Her work is being made into a short film by Motionpoems (May 2015). She has graduate degrees from Caltech and the University of New England. She lives and works in Japan.