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His Life

November 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Cornelia Shields has been trying to transcribe all the details of her father’s death, but she says it’s hard. “I’m trying to get it all down,” she told me over the phone last Wednesday, “My dad was never so proud of me as the day he found out I was keeping a diary. I keep […]

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Tags: Andy Warhol · Bernadette Mayer · correspondence · Ghosts · John Cage · Making Visible the Invisible · perestroika · Robert Shields · Travis-Nichols

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

September 28th, 2007 · No 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 · No 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 · No 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 · No 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

Hospitalized for Approaching Perfection–Back and Forth with David Berman Part 2

April 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Over the course of 2003 and 2004, David Berman, author of Actual Air and the creative force behind the band Silver Jews, corresponded with Travis Nichols through email about poetry, songwriting, and the charm of 5:30. This quasi interview has appeared in two parts, both prefaced by this email, which Berman sent a few days […]

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Tags: Chimerical Gangland · Conversation · David Berman · Silver Jews · Travis-Nichols

Hospitalized for Approaching Perfection–Back and Forth with David Berman Part 1

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Over the course of 2003 and 2004, David Berman, author of Actual Air and the creative force behind the band Silver Jews, corresponded with Travis Nichols through email about poetry, songwriting, and pleasing the French. This quasi interview will appear in two parts, both prefaced by this email, which Berman sent a few days ago: […]

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Tags: Conversation · David Berman · Jackassery · Silver Jews · Travis-Nichols

Vic Chesnutt: It Weren’t Supernatural Part 5

March 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

In September of 1999, venerable Athens, Georgia singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt talked with Travis Nichols about shooting coke and being a pilot. It was rainy and a little bit cold, but they sat on Vic’s porch and stayed dry. The transcript of their conversation originally appeared in Flagpole Magazine in October of that year. This is […]

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Tags: Conversation · Travis-Nichols · Ugly Yellow Compounds · Vic-Chesnutt

Vic Chesnutt: It Weren’t Supernatural Part 4

March 21st, 2007 · No Comments

In September of 1999, venerable Athens, Georgia singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt talked with Travis Nichols about LSD and Daniel Johnston. It was rainy and a little bit cold, but they sat on Vic’s porch and stayed dry. The transcript of their conversation originally appeared in Flagpole Magazine in October of that year. This is the fourth […]

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Tags: Conversation · Daniel Johnston · LSD · Travis-Nichols · Vic-Chesnutt

Vic Chesnutt: It Weren’t Supernatural Part 3

March 20th, 2007 · No Comments

In September of 1999, venerable Athens, Georgia singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt talked with Travis Nichols about Jeff Mangum and “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.” It was rainy and a little bit cold, but they sat on Vic’s porch and stayed dry. The transcript of their conversation originally appeared in Flagpole Magazine in October […]

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Tags: Conversation · Jeff-Mangum · Travis-Nichols · Vic-Chesnutt