Tuesday, February 26, 2013

News at Eleven: [Eric Anderson:] A hazard, on my end as the writer,

would be to try to explain the scene. I hoped instead to expand the scene into the life of the child with elements that slightly branch away from or directly echo the initial scene, such as the trapped sparrows, hidden under the brook ice after trying to find food.

I think the poems begin as incidental, tethered to that first event, then break apart as the poems expand into a new atmosphere.

from Granta: New Poets: Eric Anderson dialogue with Sean Borodale


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