In preparation for her Insights design lecture at the Walker Art Center on Tuesday, March 18, Martine Syms sent poet Kevin Young five questions, one for each “lesson” in his book, The Grey Album, published by Graywolf Press.
My bedside table hosted a precarious and ever-growing stack of other people’s lives. I just couldn’t get enough. Every time I cracked open a cover I was transformed—into a gang member, an anorexic, a stripper, an alcoholic. I could have written a memoir about my memoir addiction.
Going to AWP 2014? Come join us at these four special Graywolf events, including a 40th anniversary reading, a William Stafford Centennial reading, an anniversary party with beer, wine, and cake, and a panel on the creative writer as critic.