The Questionnaire: Joshua Clover
Joshua Clover
"Everything in a poem is form; the content is the reader's pleasure."





The Questionnaire interviews Joshua Clover

The Questionnaire: Joshua Clover

March 26th, 2012 reset - +

Lunch with any three people who ever lived; who do you invite?

Louis Antoine Saint-Just, Dido (of Carthage), Karl Marx.

 

Best piece of advice you ever received?

"When you are older you will appreciate pitcher's duels more than slugfests."

 

Have you ever been defeated by a genre?

I am perpetually defeated by genre itself. 

 

Which classic author would you like to see kicked out of the pantheon?

Is it too early to say David Foster Wallace?

 

Are you okay with blood?

I am in fact strongly in favor.

 

What's your favorite negative emotion?

Love.

 

What's your problem?

The value form.

 

Title of the book you're probably never going to write, but would kind of like to get around to?

Chez Guevara.

 

Who reads you first?  

Whoever first sees it in print. 

 

Sexy and dangerous, or brilliant and kind?

One for four!

 

Is there a literary community?

Alas!

 

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