I want to interview you, QUESTION 1
Blog crowd-source interview, question one. (All questions taken from Chicago Review A.R. Ammons special feature, a 1973 interview with Ammons conducted by Jed Rasula and Mike Erwin that I linked to the other day).
Please answer. As I was reading this interview, I was thinking that 1973 and 2013 are two distant shores. The things Rasula and Erwin were interested in are not the sorts of things we ask each other much anymore. The answers Ammons gave were not the sorts of answers I expect people would give now. So help me out. I want to know. Be anonymous, if you want.
How much need is there in poetry, and in your poetry in particular, for an archetypal sensibility--an ability to make generalizations about experience?