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Thursday, April 5, 2018 interview with Peter Davis

Book cover image for Band Names & Other Poems by Peter Davis, includes a colored line drawing of a woman on a turtle and man on a unicycle above a cropped faux review styled to look like Pitchfork magazine

The Na/GloPoWriMo Interview with Peter Davis

Peter Davis’ newest book of poetry, Band Names & Other Poems, has just been published by Bloof Books. His previousl collections are books of poetry are Hitler’s MustachePoetry! Poetry! Poetry!, and TINA, also published by Bloof. His music project, Short Hand, has released 9 records, from 2005’s Good Enough to 2018’s ill fish. He lives in Muncie, Indiana with his wife and kids and teaches at Ball State University.

1. Why did you start writing poetry? Why do you still?It’s basically just for a lack of knowing what else to do. It’s hard to be a person in this world and to know how to spend your time and what to do with your own weird little life. I think I have a strong desire to express what’s happening in my mind/body/life, but I also feel like it’s really, really hard to identify (with words or sounds or pictures or anything) exactly what needs to be expressed. So, I try to figure that out and poetry is one of the ways I go about that. 
black-and-white photo of poet Peter Davis leaning against a brick wall

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