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Brief Interview Up Now at Kenyon Review Online - August 20, 2015

“Writing advice is like that collection of microbes growing in your stomach. Everybody’s got some, but do you really want to share?”

“Translation is a marvelous thing: it removes the problem of invention, heightens our relationship with other literatures, and makes us less dependent on the self.”

These and other bits of writerly reflection are up now at The Kenyon Review Online, where I was recently interviewed as part of the KR Conversations series. The interview is super short, but cover lots of issues I care passionately about: reader-friendly criticism, translation, and how one mixes parenting and poetry. As always, it’s an honor to be a part of KR!

Derek Mong