As part of the staff of Compose, it’s been my pleasure (and honor, and I mean that) to interview poets featured therein. I asked (and founder and editor-in-chief Suzannah Windsor graciously agreed to) that my name not appear on the published product.
(Why? Why not? Why mention it? What good is a secret perfectly kept?)
Here’s my interview with the amazing Rebecca Hazelton:
Compose: You’ve been selected for the 2013 Best American Poetry. What was finding out about it like?
Rebecca Hazelton: I got the email and let out a huge whoop, and then I laughed, and then I started to cry. I have a very unpleasant outlook on life sometimes, where I assume that if something good happens then something bad is on its way. So I’ve been careful not to leave my house so I won’t be hit by a car.