Dear Merry New Year’s Eve, Alexis Orgera wrote a very smart interview / essay with me and Paul Hannigan. Paul participated via his corpus. I participated by answering questions—Orgera said (here, her words from an April email exchange), “In all of these questions is the inherent question: Why did you decide to take on this project? I'd love it if you were interested in engaging in the book with me from that perspective. I want to understand why Hannigan is important for you as editor/publisher.” What followed were ten questions that revealed Orgera to be insightful and to’ve read UP. Most impressed. We took our time. She moved: “I’ve been so busy moving / being without my things”—busy being without things? What kind of busyness? Is it chasing things? Eliminating things? Zapping furniture to goodwill on exoplanets? The end result of our back ‘n’ forth is, “Pity the Fool: An Interview with Adam Golaski, Co-Founder of Flim Forum Press, about Paul Hannigan's The Problem of Boredom in Paradise: Selected Poems, by Alexis Orgera,” published in Drunken Boat 20. Thanks to Shira Dentz for editorial assistance. Read.
[ The image is a scan of a drawing & text by Paul Hannigan, undated. ]