The Growler

Poet Rachel Levitsky: Interview by Annie Rus (11/3/2014)

In this podcast:
• The struggle of imagining writing to be more complicated than it is
• Waking up in the middle of the night with fully form poems in her head
• Poetry and activism: which came first?
• Poets who influenced her work
• Belladonna Books: a collaborative
• The experimental and conceptual nature of her book
• Advice to writers about publishing and editing
• Where the idea for her book came from
• The significance of names and comfort levels
• Fifty-year-olds growl a lot

Brooklyn-based poet Rachel Levitsky is the author of three collections including The Story of My Accident Is Ours (Futurepoem Books) and the founder of the feminist avant-garde network Belladonna* Collaborative and the Office of Recuperative Strategies with the poet Christian Hawke