INTERVIEWS

"People are always interested in how and why a writer writes.

I think this is because imaginative writing seems something like magic. Whether a writer describes a piece of life in exhaustive, realistic detail or invents whole societies out of the air, the ability to bring the smell of the sea or a look of exhaustion vividly into your presence with words alone almost defies logic. This is one reason, I think, why people often want to talk to the writer of a book after a reading and why writers are often interviewed. It helps the writer, too, to be able to think about his or her process." 

óRoger Mitchell

INTERVIEWS WITH ROGER MITCHELL

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Connie Grogan, June 21, 1989 (excerpts)

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Barbara Yoder, 1992 (excerpts)

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Todd Moe on North Country Public Radio, March 2004
Click on the link to listen to this interview which includes the reading of two or three poems.

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Erika Lorentzsen, on radio station WJFF, "Jeffourse." June 6, 2009

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Brian Brodeur, June 7, 2010. on "How a Poem Happens: Contemporary Poets Discuss the Making of Poems." a blog.

 

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