This podcast is hosted by Dr. DuEwa Frazier—a writer, author, educator, and TEDx speaker—who discusses culture, books, film, news, and more in her episodes. I’m featured in her current episode, where I talk about the writing life and my latest poetry collection, Crooked Smiling Light (Plan B Press, 2021). Listen by clicking below.
Editor’s Note: This essay was first published in the Fall 2009 issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly (thanks to Dan Vera for the invitation and opportunity to try my hand at an essay). My first encounter with Charles Simic’s work wasn’t an introduction to the person. Prior to that encounter, his name seemed to be something […]