Kevin Prufer is the author of, among others, In a Beautiful Country (Four Way Books, 2011) and National Anthem (Four Way books, 2008), named one of the five best poetry books of the year by Publishers Weekly. He’s also editor of several volumes, most recently New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008; w/ Wayne Miller) and Dunstan Thompson: on the Life and Work of a Lost American Master (Unsung Masters, 2010; w/ D.A. Powell). He is Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, Editor of the Unsung Masters Series, and Editor-at-Large of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.
Turner Canty has a BA from the University of Montana in English and Creative Writing, and now lives in Oakland, California. He writes poetry, and his work can be found in Fence, the Oval and other magazines. He is the newest edition to the Omnidawn feature writing team.
A new poem by Kevin Prufer follows the interview.
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