The internet allows us to be in contact with loved ones from far away, to be able to hear and see them from the other side of the world. But it also allows us to create scenarios in our head about how lonely or unloved or uninteresting we are.
I am always striving to push the limits of categories, and if people have a hard time classifying me, I see that as a very good thing! As far as I’m concerned: good writing is good writing, wherever you shelve it.
Cameron Finch and Yelena Moskovich sit down to discuss conformity, rebellion, post-soviet diaspora, the textures of ideology, writing queer desire, the trauma of flight, and much more.
Silence is really the language of perpetrators; they tell victims, especially young children, not to say anything or else. I for one am done with silence.
On discovery—discovery is one of the most important parts of poetry to me and one of the things that keeps me continually engaged is what can the poem teach us, and what can we discover throughout it and how can we use the poem as a point of reflection?