Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Poet to Poet: Fres Thao

This month, I interview Hmong American poet Fres Thao for the Twin Cities Daily Planet's Poet to Poet series. I mentioned a while back that Ezra Pound felt that "poetry is news that stays news."

This interview consider the way poets are interviewed, and turns it on its head. In most publications, it's often done in a journalistic fashion, even when the poet is being interviewed by another poet. But I want to see what happens if Minnesota poets are interviewed using the forms we work in the most. Previous poets interviewed have included John Calvin Rezmerski, Kathryn Kysar, Kris Bigalk, Britt Fleming and Sharon Chmielarz. We have several other interesting Minnesota literary figures coming up in the months ahead. So stay tuned!

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