I am so grateful Jen Fitzgerald selected Because I Can See Needing a Knife to be part of her annual Chapbook-palooza. Click through this link:
to hear our conversation and listen to me read a few poems from the collection. Podcast: Download (Duration: 14:48 — 6.8MB)
Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, essayist, photographer, and a native New Yorker who received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University and her BA in Writing at The College of Staten Island (CUNY). She is a community activist and freelance writer with experience in both the creative and professional spectrum. She is the host of New Books in Poetry Podcast as part of the New Books Network, a member of New York Writers Workshop, and was a Bread Loaf 2014 Conference participant. She teaches/taught/will be teaching “Writing the Silence,” a workshop she created to help writers mine their narratives and interrogate the synaptic leaps in their work, for LitReactor, New York Writers Workshop at the New York Public Library, and Split This Rock. Her first collection of poetry, “The Art of Work” has been published by Noemi Press in September of 2016. Her work has been featured onPBS Newshour and Harriet: The Poetry Foundation Blogand in Tin House, Salon, PEN Anthology, Cosmonauts Avenue, among others and is forthcoming at Colorado Review and Public Pool. She is now divides her time between N.Y.C. and D.C. where she is at work on her memoir.
Noah: I enjoyed listening to your interview with Jen. It’s even better when read by the author. I am loving your poems and your book Because I Can See Needing A Knife – which is on the coffee table for others to enjoy! Thanks for sharing.