Andreas Lebeda

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Andreas Lebeda

Andreas Lebeda

Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:48]
I am still interested in the long or serial poem, but have written a few smaller things. I may start sending to journals again in a year or so... that's about it.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:13]
I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice. Or even a book.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:24]
I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:30]
I still write the occasional short story, and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:51]
I think the main influence has been living in New York City. Aside from all the crap around 9/11, I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:11]
I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:18]
I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:36]
I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:53]
In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter: probably because of its cohesive nature.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:59]
In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:05]
New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:31]
The whole competition thing disturbs me. Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:53]
Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:05]
The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:47]
Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:59]
A sequence works in a way a collection never can.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:42]
I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:01]
I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:18]
With 'Carousel' I had an idea and it all came out quickly.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:12]
I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved. Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view, radically different from the last.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:36]
I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:41]
I suppress the vast majority of what I write.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:05]
I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:42]
I'm not interested in being easy anymore. Readable, yes. Easy, no.More Andreas Lebeda [07/25/2011 08:07:48]

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