Alli Warren + Joey Yearous-Algozin: Video Conversation
Two poets, Alli Warren and Joey Yearous-Algozin, talk about their recent books. They're not scientists, but they agree we’re living the end — Earth's ecological collapse. Knowing time will continue with or without humans, what pleasures can be found in slowly reading a poem? In 'friendship, forgiveness, and non-monetary abundance,' Alli and Joey meet across West Coast/East Coast time zones to ask what poetry can (or can't) do in today's global conditions.
Alli Warren is the author of Little Hill (City Lights), I Love It Though (Nightboat Books), and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights), as well as numerous chapbooks. Alli has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.
Joey Yearous-Algozin is the author of A Feeling Called Heaven (Nightboat Books), Utopia, and the multi-volume The Lazarus Project, among others. With Holly Melgard, he has co-authored a trilogy of books Holly Melgard’s Friends and Family, White Trash, and Liquidation. He is a founding member of the publishing collective, Troll Thread. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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