Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Angela Veronica Wong at Redivider

There's a review with Angela Veronica Wong over at Redivider in which she mentions her forthcoming Lame House chapbook that she collaborated on with Steven Karl. Of the collaboration, she writes:

"I think each collaboration works (and each set of collaborators work) differently. The collaboration I refer to earlier (with Steven Karl) came about simply - I don’t even think we knew it was 'a collaboration' until it was finished. Basically, I sent him a poem just to look over, and he responded with a poem of his own. I wrote one back, and we kept doing that until we stopped.

Ending the series was somewhat intuitive and somewhat situational - we realized we had enough poems for a chapbook and there was a deadline for a contest coming up. Like I said, there was never a structure imposed on this collaboration (other than the back-and-forth), so I suppose we could’ve just kept going, but it did feel like a good endpoint. We then went through and made edits to our own poems, considered the poem order, came up with a title and sent it out."

You can read the full interview here. And look for Veronica and Steven's collaboration, Don't Try This On Your Piano or am i still standing here with my hair down to be released in late February/early March!

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