I’m going to die, and I want my experiences, as much as I can control them — which is not much — to be experiences with art that makes me feel something.
The best interviews come out of passion for the interviewee and their craft. You are providing a conduit for them to expand or reach their fan base, and the best way to do that is to be a fan yourself.
God don’t let that be
my bombshell daughter naked
in a sleeping bag on a public bench
We are literary. We produce literary fiction for literary people. That is why it’s paramount that we expose ourselves and our work to the same ruthless mockery as the saddest of Z-grade films.
I’m sorry your study was ruined,” he said. “But I think those rats gave you an answer after all. Maybe not what you were looking for.