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Interview with SWP Poet Heather Derr-Smith

Interview with SWP Poet Heather Derr-Smith

Interview by Torrey Smith How do you begin a poem? I fall in love. With a person, a moment or memory, a place, or an idea. I fall in love with Camus or boxing or Sarajevo. I fall in love with a stranger and want to know/learn everything, their story, their gestures, their language. The […]

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Interview with John Goodhue

Interview with John Goodhue

 Many thanks to Katharine Hamill for letting us use the above image. Stories in the Fewest Possible Words Blog posts about poets should include poets of all types. Sometimes you read a poem with no context and you’re unsurprised that it’s written by one of the better-known contemporary poets. Then again, sometimes you love the work and […]

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AWP and other Spark News

It just hit me that AWP is next week. It seems to sneak up on me every year, and every year around this time, I start to panic. It’s not that we’re not ready. We’ve shipped the books, ordered and packed all the marketing materials, scheduled the reading and book signing, located the nearest liquor […]

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