An interest in writing as a craft has driven many of the posts on this site — from my early musings here about diverse narrative forms to the now-regular series of interviews with other writers (most recently with Lewis Shiner, see below). In conjunction with those interests, I’m happy to recommend a new blog by Brian Brodeur, a friend and fellow writer.
Brodeur’s own poetry has been widely published, and last year brought the publication of a full-length collection of his work, Other Latitudes. (One of the poems from the book, “The Body,” was reprinted here last fall.) Brodeur’s new blog — “How A Poem Happens” — offers conversations with fellow writers on the craft of poetry. As he explains it, “Basically, I choose a single poem I love, quote the poem in the blog, ask the poet to answer eleven more-or-less standardized questions about that specific poem, and print those answers.” Simple enough, and yet truly enlightening.