Tuesday, August 31, 2010
"Almost without fail, when I uncovered more, I would find out that the poet had died of AIDS. Almost everyone whose work I admired was dead. It really made me think about how impermanent literature can be without an author there to promote it, especially gay written work that has never truly broken into mainstream consciousness. I’ve dedicated myself since then to keeping these writers’ memories alive, and Persistent Voices is a big piece of that. Walta, Essex, Jim, and Tim are all among the book’s contributors, so I’m trying to give back to writers whose words really sustained me during my high school years and beyond."
Read the rest of this interview at The New Gay here.
100819 Kirk Read Persistent Voices Poets Lost to AIDS Philip Clark from In Studio on Vimeo.
There's also an excellent interview with David Groff on "Fogged Clarity - An Arts Review" here.
Posted by Atlanta Queer Lit Fest at 9:00 PM