Josef Kaplan looks right into the contradictory combustions of our Occupy/Poetry Renaissance moment and sits in the difficult questions. The ones poetry, for all it’s general puffery around speaking truths, rarely has guts not to only to ask, but contemplate. He’s obviously not writing to find his way into the New Yorker. He’s writing to find his way into our moment.

Read this lengthy interview at ArtTalks.

Josef Kaplan is the author of Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books, 2012). He lives in Brooklyn.