Brian Blanchfield is the author of two books of poetry–Not Even Then (University of California Press) and A Several World, (Nightboat Books, 2014)–as well as a chapbook, The History of Ideas, 1973-2012 (Spork Press). His collection of essays, Onesheets, is forthcoming from Nightboat in 2015. His recent poetry and prose appear in many publications, including The Nation, The Brooklyn Rail, A Public Space, Guernica, The Paris Review, Lana Turner, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Boston Review, and Brick. An editor for Fence, he lives in Tucson, where he teaches creative writing at the University of Arizona.
Turner Canty is an Omnidawn poetry editor and features writer. He lives in Oakland, and his writing can be found in Fence, 580 split, and several other magazines.
A poem by Brian Blanchfield follows the interview.