Have you been to Amsterdam? What did you do while you were here? If you've not been yet, what do you think you'd do in our fair town?
Never been to Amsterdam. If I went, I think I'd sit near some water, some canal, on some dike and drink a coffee. Then stay out all night.
What is the first creative thing you ever did?
Made a dam in a creek.
What is the dumbest thing anyone has ever said to you about being a writer?
"If you're not selling your work, you're doing something wrong. I have a friend that sells all his poems and stories and makes good money. You should talk to him."
If you were an angle, what kind of angle would you be?
If you could meet a writer from the 15th, 16th or 17th centuries, who would it be? And what would you talk about?
Álvar Nuñéz Cabeza de Vaca. His years wandering through the land we now know as the state of Texas.
Tell us something few people know about you.
But then everyone would know.
Other than Versal (which has clearly been awesome), what's one great place you've been published?
Why did you send work to Versal? Be honest.
My friend K. Lorraine Graham had mentioned the magazine to me, I think. I checked it out, bought a copy, liked it and sent in some of my work.
What has lasted you ten years?
My relationship with my man.
Tell us what you're working on right now.
A continuing collaborative experiment around language justice and language experimentation with my co-conspirator Jen Hofer: Antena. Last year, we did an installation at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas—a temporary bookstore, reading room and literary experimentation lab—and we recently wrote a chapbook reflecting on our experiences.