Melinda Wilson interviews Jessica about the "ambitious" Bodyfeel Lexicon, Switchback and women's poetry, and her forthcoming chapbook from dancing girl press. As usual, Jessica's responses dazzle with hyperarticulate compassion!
I especially loved Jessica's defense of good old-fashioned phone calls, and the idea that this has something to do with poetry:
It reminded me of LJ Moore's recent review of Marisa Crawford's The Haunted House, Switchback's latest title: "Perhaps one of the most lingering and ecstatic effects of reading The Haunted House is that it reminds the reader what it used to feel like to really spend time with people."
So, I officially declare today Call Somebody on Their Land Line Day, or if you did that for Mother's Day yesterday, I declare it Write a Poem in the Second Person to a Friend You Miss Day. Or how 'bout Ring Somebody's Doorbell Day??