Much to like in this interview by Jacob Mooney with a new poet, Jeff Latosik. The word “again” in the title as in “I want to make things difficult again,” makes me think this young poet isn’t reading poetry…or is engaging in that hot-new-boy-poet move of setting up all the straw men his book will purportedly knock over. Not a practice I understand, or admire. But still, a good interview and the poems have real energy. That I do admire. Here’s a snippet for you:

Poems are not Swiffers or Gatorade or Harlequin Romances because they are not emptied. So buying a poetry collection means participating in a wider sense of value.

Yes it is. Well said.