Here are the lovelies I tagged for The Next Big Thing — enormous thanks to them for being game & playing along. Be sure to check out their blogs, their answers, & their new books.
Susana Gardner: There is certainly a female voice, but she is shifty and only ever constant in what she doesn’t want.
Mark Lamoureux: I decided that I would write some poems mimicking the formal characteristics of the candies to give myself a catalyst for the project.
Ethel Rackin: The book’s objects—trees, chocolate, wheelbarrows, a ship on the sea, nightgowns, rug samples, a garden, a femur bone, cookies, a blind bird, curbs, scotch—are its leading actors, as in Robbe-Grillet’s La Jalousie.
Hassen Saker: When I started gathering them together it formed a kind of cinematograph wherein the images were recorded, developed & projected by the same contraption – so I continued in the voice & on the theme for the next ten years.
Elizabeth Scanlon: As a non-driver in a car-centric world, I walk long distances on a regular basis and I find that the poems I begin while walking often call into play the feeling of moving through loss, of working through ideas that do not sit well.