i am over the moon to announce that Pushcart nominee, Robert Okaji, is starting (with our fingers crossed) a monthly slot on his blog, in which, he asks a poet he finds interesting a few questions on their every day & poetry & also publishes a handful of their poems; i am the first such poet, of what i hope (with fingers crossed) will become a regular place for talented, emerging & time honoured poets to be featured.
i am especially pleased because i have been reading Robert’s poetry for sometime now, & in addition been nattering with him about It. Robert is one of those rare poets whose poetry, though challenging, is a rewarding endeavour: it instructs as much as it questions & we believe in his quest to process his reality & that reality’s quest to make sense, or rather make note of the world; to appreciate its diverse aspects & just how miraculous it all is. so for such a talented poet to find value in my poems is really an honour, as i said, i am over the moon.
you can read part i of the Q&A here. the iind part should be posted in a few days or so, but i’ll let you know. while you are there & if you haven’t before, take some time to read Robert’s poetry & let it ask you a few questions. please comment, follow & like anything that grabs you attention.