Late Night Library

Archives about poetry

“Both microscope and telescope.” A conversation with Matthew Wimberley

Matt Wimberley and I met in the MFA at NYU, where our shared love of modern American folk music made grounds for a poet friendship I value highly – he could often be found in the sitting room of the writer’s house listening to the kinds of bands that sing about landscapes and people across

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July 27, 2015

“Poetry exists in a gated community within the world of song.” In conversation with David McGimpsey

David McGimpsey’s poetry is irreverent in its whimsy, whimsical in its irreverence. In his new collection Asbestos Heights (Coach House Books) one encounters poems with titles like “Every time a poet is denied a council grant, a blind child is given back the power of sight,” “Alexander Mackenzie was the first of Canada’s prime ministers

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June 1, 2015

Writing Towards Home: A conversation with Susan Denning

How to Live Forever approaches the everyday in a way that celebrates it without mythologizing it. In these poems, we’re treated to a fresh take on often domestic scenes that veer slightly towards fantastical without crossing a line of no return. It’s a world in which we are allowed to find joy in normal occurrences without

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April 27, 2015

“Authenticity is the most contagious content.” A conversation with Molly Rose Quinn

A few steps up from the cobbles of Crosby Street in SoHo, set a little way off from the rush of Houston, readers quietly browse walls of books or chat animatedly at working tables. A transgender woman is making coffees and pouring wine at the cafe in the back while more volunteers are setting up

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March 23, 2015

“In a way, the poems were hidden even from me.” A conversation with Elizabeth Rosner

In this week’s Late Night Interview, Atelier26 Books publisher M. Allen Cunningham and author Elizabeth Rosner discuss her autobiographical poetry collection, GRAVITY, a deeply personal exploration of family, language, memory and history from a daughter of Holocaust survivors. M. ALLEN CUNNINGHAM: There’s a passage in Patricia Hampl’s memoir A Romantic Education, which seems to me

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January 12, 2015

“What keeps me inspired are the authors themselves.” Beth Spencer (Bear Star Press)

Beth Spencer is the founder and editor of Bear Star Press, which she started in 1996. Bear Star is “committed to publishing the best writing it can attract from the Mountain and Pacific time zones, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.” The press is a proud part of the “poetry renaissance” flourishing on the West

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December 15, 2014

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