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“People thought my windows were stars”: An Interview with Bill Callahan

April 26th, 2011 · 41 Comments

Editor’s note: This interview was conducted in 2007 for the Believer, but for various reasons it never ran. Resting in the lovely shadow of Callahan’s excellent new album, Weird Deer thought it might be as good a time as any to put this up here. Thanks to Bill for his time and consideration, and to [...]

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Freeproseland: A Conversation with Siebren Versteeg

May 20th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Multi-media artist Siebren Versteeg often writes a code, goes to bed, and wakes in the morning to see what the computer created over night. His works explore ideas of connectivity in our global culture, the tautological nature of material and immaterial information, and the human spiritual condition in relation to the advancement of technology. In [...]

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Who is Entitled to Be a Poet? A Conversation with Eileen Myles (Part 4)

September 28th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Last spring, poet, novelist, librettist and one-time presidential candidate, Eileen Myles chatted with Weird Deer correspondent Travis Nichols about ideal readership, government sponsored revolution, and the big old tomb that is prose. Parts one through three appeared earlier in the week and can be accessed through the archives. This is the fourth and final installment [...]

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Tags: California · Conversation · Eileen Myles · Face · perestroika · Rae Armantrout · Travis-Nichols

Who is Entitled to Be a Poet? A Conversation with Eileen Myles (Part 3)

September 27th, 2007 · 9 Comments

Last spring, poet, novelist, librettist and one-time presidential candidate, Eileen Myles chatted with Weird Deer correspondent Travis Nichols about ideal readership, government sponsored revolution, and the big old tomb that is prose. Parts one and two appeared on Tuesday and Wednesday. Further installments will appear this week. TN: I know this is going to sound [...]

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Tags: Algebra · Alice Notley · Conversation · Eileen Myles · James Schuyler · The Inferno · Three Poems · Travis-Nichols

Who is Entitled to Be a Poet? A Conversation with Eileen Myles (Part 2)

September 26th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Last spring, poet, novelist, librettist and one-time presidential candidate, Eileen Myles chatted with Weird Deer correspondent Travis Nichols about ideal readership, government sponsored revolution, and the big old tomb that is prose. Further installments will appear this week. TN: There’s a lot of talk about some of the damage that MFA programs can do to [...]

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Tags: Class warfare · Conversation · Eileen Myles · Frank O'Hara · James Schuyler · John Ashbery · New York School · San Diego · Travis-Nichols

Who is Entitled to Be a Poet?: A Conversation with Eileen Myles (Part 1)

September 25th, 2007 · 12 Comments

Last spring, poet, novelist, librettist and one-time presidential candidate, Eileen Myles chatted with Weird Deer correspondent Travis Nichols about ideal readership, government sponsored revolution, and the big old tomb that is prose. Further installments will appear this week. TN: I’ve just spent the morning reading back through your work, from the first book you published, [...]

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Tags: Conversation · Eileen Myles · Irony of the Leash · San Diego · Sorry · Ted Berrigan · Travis-Nichols · Tree

The Little Diamond is Our Little Secret–A Conversation with Stacie Johnson

July 10th, 2007 · 115 Comments

This IM interview between Chicago artist Stacie Johnson and curator Katie Geha is the first of two parts. Part two–in which Stacie and Katie talk about the uncanny, high-schoolers bedrooms, and being designated the most improved–will appear tomorrow. Katie: Hey! Stacie: Hey girl. Katie: You ready to be interviewed? Have your coffee? Stacie: Should we [...]

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Tags: Blueberry · Conversation · Faces · Katie Geha · Look · Stacie Johnson

The Subtext Collective Grows Up, Moves Out

June 12th, 2007 · 10 Comments

After a seven year stretch at the Richard Hugo House, the Seattle experimental poetry collective Subtext moved on up to the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford last week, where they celebrated the twelfth (or thirteenth) anniversary of their reading series. A truncated oral history appeared in last week’s Stranger, but, really, it wasn’t enough. So [...]

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Tags: Anselm Berrigan · Bryant Mason · C.E. Putnam · Chris Mann · Conversation · Elizabeth Willis · Jen Hofer · Maged Zaher · Marjorie Perloff · Matthew Stadler · Peter Gizzi · Sarah Mangold · Seattle · Subtext

Conjuring Melissa Scherrer Part 2

June 4th, 2007 · 5 Comments

The following is the second part of a conversation between artist Melissa Scherrer and curator Katie Geha. Buddhism, contact lenses, and trees all figure prominently. Part 1 appeared last week. Katie: I think there’s this interesting tension between the natural, the artificial, and the supernatural in your photos—whether it’s a nude or a picture of [...]

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Tags: Conversation · Greenpoint · Katie Geha · Listen · Look · Melissa Scherrer · Trees

Conjuring Melissa Scherrer–Part 1

May 30th, 2007 · 14 Comments

The following is the first part of a conversation between artist Melissa Scherrer and curator Katie Geha. Magic, the Midwest, and mimes all figure prominently. Part 2 will appear next week. Katie: So, I haven’t been sleeping much lately. And I have really wanted to do interviews with artists for a bit a now but [...]

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Tags: Conversation · Ghosts · Katie Geha · Look · Melissa Scherrer · Mimes · Photographs · Rummage Sales · the Midwest