A few weeks ago, I met poet Rauan Klassnik for an interview at Elliott Bay Books. We talked about writing and writers, fatherhood, guns, bad poetry readings, etc. Two hours later, we both looked as if we’d stuck our fingers in the same socket but in a good way. Rauan followed up by email with more questions, which turned into this interview on HTMLGiant, part of their Seattle Author Spotlight Series.
In the interview, I compare Tao Lin to Nascar, confess my mancrush on Junot Diaz, offer advice on giving and coordinating good readings (Seriously, HTMLGiant, I can write a column on this that’ll be equal parts funny, informative, and inflammatory. Just saying…), and include some small excerpts from the manuscript I left my decent-paying career as Program Director of Hugo House to write.