After studying poetry at NYU and tacking MFA onto my resume, I realized, hell, I still have a ton more questions about poetry and process. Around this time, I started forming interviews with poets and their poems in hopes of broadcasting on the radio live someday, but ended up posting them at a super-rad on-line audio project, PENN Sound, which is spearheaded by extraordinary poet Charles Burnstein. Armed with my very own M-Audio (I love you, M-Audio), I discovered techie-love for sound editing, hundreds of hours of readings and interviews and a few poetic adventures taking place in and about Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge, dark bars, quiet coffee shops, Three Kings Parade, brownstone stoops, Prospect Park, etc – even in my own backyard.
Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Fanny Howe, Sarah Gambito, Arielle Greenberg, Jen Knox and Ada Limon are just a few of the folks that, in period of over 4 years, are among the hundreds of hours of interviews and readings I was lucky enough to record. You can hear a lot of them over at PennSound where they live on in their audio archive!