Monday, March 17, 2014

March 16, 2014: Jean Day

On Sunday we played our interview with Jean Day, who shared her chapbook Early Bird (O'Clock Press, 2014). This work is to be incorporated into a larger manuscript called Late Human. Jean talked about how she came to the subject of earliness through considering the idea of lateness. We talked about the form of the chapbook, much of which is in a column. She also employs enjambment, often within the line, which is very satisfying. One section, which Jean read during the interview, is completely comprised of surprising questions. She talked more about her grappling with lateness and how this influenced her work as well as how writing in series provides 'safety.' After the top of the hour the interview tackles the content of Early Bird; Jean uses prompts which instigate themes or 'scenes.' Through this conversation, we heard more about Late Human and the form there. Jean educated us on the 'Jeremiad.' Towards the end of the interview, she read a section from that work. We ended the interview with a discussion about rhyme and improvisation.
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