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Thursday, April 06, 2006

SPARROW interview in new RAIN TAXI 

I have an interview with Sparrow in Rain Taxi's spring 2006 online edition.

The interview is entitled: “WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WITH MAYBE THE MOST DELICIOUS LOOKING FLAG OF ANY NATION.”

Here is a paragraph from my intro:

No one can quite explain Sparrow's work. Writers I associate him with include Yoko Ono, Abraham Lincoln, Washington Irving, Ted Berrgian, and Basho. It's an impossible mix, but it is a grouping that resonates with Sparrow's life and work: Ono for her Fluxus performances and her writing in Grapefruit; Lincoln for his humor, political philosophy, and grip of his prose style; Irving for his eccentric characters and unforgettable dispatches from upstate New York; Berrigan for his expansive personality and poetry mixed with facts, flair, and gossip; and Basho for his legendary mysticism setting the little life in the circle of the greater life of the Tao.

Read the SPARROW INTERVIEW here.

Sparrow is joy and surprisingly poignant. I hope you enjoy it.

--Tom Devaney

See everyone who can make on Sunday at Robin's for Conrad's book party and reading! See Will's previous post here for more details!

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