Interviews

Blake interviews for The Rumpus and the Chicago Review of Books, among other venues.

Language is a game that we play. And knowledge comes from playing it.
 
I’ve always been interested in the poem as a record of a mind’s attention, and I wanted the design elements of this book to create an experience in distraction…
 
…when people were faced with indescribable, impossible scenes, they turned to metaphor—maggots became white flowers, a swollen corpse looked like a dumpling rolled in flour.
 
…there is a voice behind every one of those lines trying to shout itself into existence…
 
Verbs have their own range of emotions behind them.
 
Forty-nine years after the terrible storm, the feeling of kin with the landscape finally started to overtake the feeling of dread…
 

More forthcoming.