“Everything about making this book surprised me. It was my first one. And also the way my mind works, there’s an aesthetic on the page that has to come to me, but there’s also the visual aesthetic and sensibility that goes along with that, which is equally important to me. And I don’t mean the images in the poems necessarily but the moving images, the videos, the still images, the photographs that I associate with the book. Those are all part of it. I think very cinematically. Like the book trailer I made, for example. Or the shoot my friend Rachel Silveri and I did on the rooftop of my old apartment building in New York, in the Lower East Side. That’s part of the world of the book. The visual landscape I’m trying to create. The aura. It has to be there.” Read the full interview by Megan Fernandes here.
Begging for It by Alex Dimitrov is available from Four Way Books.