Carly Joy Miller interviews poet and editor of Tin House and Two Lines Press, CJ Evans!
The language in the book is curt and realistic. Sadoff’s mastery comes from mixing images of the country with high ideas, mixing a lowercased god with images of his father.
When I write code, it gives the other side of my brain a rest. I enjoy the problem solving that writing code presents and when I write a poem, I usually don’t try to problem-solve the poem.
Carly Joy Miller shares her experience of hearing poetry at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
CJ Evans allows language to build onto itself to create a lush world of prayer and instructions for dealing with one’s violent surroundings.
In Life on Mars, Tracy K. Smith takes us on a journey through the stars in search of solace from grief, all the while contemplating the grandness of the universe while still keeping the poems exquisitely crafted throughout the book.
How can we use language, both a barrier and a bridge, to do more than just speak about the natural world? Is there a way we can sing back to the birds, rush with the river and shudder for the wind?
The combination of pure poetic lyricism bolstered by jazzy tunes proved to be more than entertaining.