Jared Stanley Interviewed for Rob McLennan's Blog

Jared Stanley Interviewed for Rob McLennan's Blog

Jared Stanley, author of Ears, interviewed by Rob McLennan's Blog for 12 or 20 Questions:

1 - How did your first book change your life? How does your most recent work compare to your previous? How does it feel different?
Hm. This new one, Ears, loves the world more as the world “order” comes apart. 

2 - How did you come to poetry first, as opposed to, say, fiction or non-fiction?
Prince wrote fantastic, suggestive lyrics, and the shiny compactness of his lines pulled me first in the direction of writing lyrics for songs, and then on to writing poetry. So many lines come to mind… “She had a pocketful of horses / Trojan and some of them used” or “Seems that I was always doin' something close to nothin.". A bit later, one of my high school teachers had us read Prufrock – the patient etherized on the table. Once I knew what ‘etherized’ meant, it really all came together. I liked poetry’s aggressive posture towards what the bumperstickers of my youth called “consensus reality.”  

Read full interview here