Poems by Terese Svoboda - a recent Guggenheim fellow, author of 18 books of poetry, fiction, translation, memoir, and biography. Her most recent book of poetry is Professor Harriman's Steam Air-Ship (Eyewear 2016).
The third and final instalment of our epic interview with poet Ernest Hilbert: "People confuse having a well-paid MFA teaching job with being “a poet,” which is why Poet turns up on those lists of the most competitive jobs. It’s actually the least competitive, if you look at how much lackluster poetry gets published."
'I hung around record studios and with musicians when I lived in New York. I’d find myself talking to Moby at a strip club or reaching for the same cookie as Lou Reed at the craft service table backstage at St. Mark’s in the Bowery. In that last instance, I stood my ground and refused to surrender the cookie. Laurie Anderson shot me a look. It was a good cookie.'