[CARRIE LORIG INTERVIEW RESPONSE]
carrie lorig has sent me one of the most raw video responses i’ve received
thank you, carrie
she poetically answers these questions with honesty & excitation
she wrote the book NODS, which is awesome - you should check it out
here are my favorite moments from the interview:
"I’m Carrie Lorig. I’m a name under the sand, or a bowl of pomegranates under the sand. I’m a blue leaf straying from the socket of a beast. I’m a jewel thief born from a light grave. I’m possibly something misread."
"I write every day, but I’m also writing when I am not writing."
"There’s no line between poetry & other kinds of language for me. The line is not buried; it’s not hidden; it’s not an invisible fence. It just doesn’t exist. I use poetry to say hello; I use it to touch you; I use it to talk about weather while eating fries on the forgotten coast […] It is the way I am the most alive as myself, & it is the way I’m most able to love & be with others."
"My approach is to be constant, to be attentive, to always be wide & aware & looking for potential, for possibility. My approach is to never not be a poet."
"There was pineapple beer there, & it was exactly good."
"It was right to touch so many things."
"Poems are capable of going where is necessary & urgent."
"I believe in monsters."
"The internet is one of the most important forces that poetry has behind it. Period."
"Any kind of energy that I have behind me as a poetry comes mostly from the internet."
"The internet can be a place where absuses of power get checked."
"I am laying down on a cliff at the ghost ranch."
I feel this, I welcome this, I believe in this. Thank you, C.