Sunday, October 07, 2007

Men of the Web Wide Poetry World Interview

Uh oh, someone's outspoken again....

An excerpt:

4) Name one poet who has not appeared in your publication which you would love to have included and why.

Mary Oliver, because she's my favorite poet, and because her poetry is a perfect fit for And because I love her. And because she knows what it means to be a hummingbird and the honeysuckle it visits and the hillside on which it grows and the mountains that give it shadow and the sky and stars and pinwheel galaxies beyond. And because A.R. Ammons, my other first choice, is no longer with us and Mary, bless her, is probably not far behind.

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Sheryl said...

Interesting interview Simmons. Interesting to know the title "Terrain" comes from Ammons.

Simmons B. Buntin said...

Thanks Sheryl. Ah, I just love Ammons's work.