The Poetry Society of America asked me to tell an origin story for one of the poems from a falling knife had no handle for their In Their Own Words series, so I wrote about my dad meeting Truman Capote at a bar and how I made ends meet when I was first living in Boston. You can read the essay here.
David Nilsen interviewed me about the book for On The Seawall. We talked about the language of hospitality, bartenders as community therapists, the emotional resonance of comfort food, and letting what’s personal guide me conceptually as an artist. Read the full interview, along with a poem from the book here.