The day after New Orleans Poetry Fest we sat down with poets Joseph Lease and Mark Statman and had a wonderfully sprawling conversation about poetry. Some topics include: the poetry scene in the '80s, "words you can't use in poems, Creeley. Koch, & Ginsberg, how Joseph "used to be a hard critic but he softened up," reading Beats in teh time of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, and Joseph and Mark read some of their incredible poems.

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