You must empty yourself before God may enter
so I emptied myself and found
the bottom of a lake bed
caked with sticky mud
next to a sign that said
do not swim.”
“After Another Execution”
"Girl with Chain"
The same jokes about eternity.”
Unexpected sex scene
Rehearsals ran late.
Night swayed on its green stem
and I couldn’t comprehend
we’d ever be clipped from it.
Ellen: Did you specifically search for poems with wolf once you had that theme in mind? Or did you just let them find you?
Simone Muench: …both. I was definitely hunting but also being hunted/haunted by the wolf.”
Rumpus: Well, we’re aiming to bring some fun back to poetry. Would you say being a poet is fun?
Anderson: Not especially. Let’s put it this way, if you consider tireless self-doubt, a near obsessive attention to detail and the corresponding, nagging sense that you just aren’t getting it right, and a hesitancy to actually tell anyone what you do with your working hours fun, then, hell yeah, it’s a blast. That said, there can also be great satisfaction when you have gotten something right, and that’s what keeps me doing it, I suspect.”