Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fischer at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre
“Historically, friendship has housed poetry not only in terms of readerships (think of all the poetries born of friendship), but also in terms of presses. When good work was not/is not able to find an equally good home for too long, friends start their own press. They publish their friends’ work; they make new friends in the process. These small presses are the no kill shelter for experimental writing.”
I am tremendously grateful to MC Hyland for publishing COUNTRY MUSIC, a collaborative essay that Kirsten Jorgenson and I wrote about our first summer running Ark Press and the Ark Press Summer Reading Series in Todd, NC (Summer 2011) with such tenderness and patience as a part of her stunning DoubleCross Press Poetics of the Handmade series.