Having met Chris Green, I can appreciate this interview even more, and absolutely love the answers! My favorite that I identify with is this: ” If there is a flaw as a writer that I regret, it’s any moments of professional striving or jealousy.”
Chris Green is the author of three books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens, Epiphany School, and Résumé. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Poetry, New York Times, New Letters, Verse, and Nimrod. He’s edited four anthologies, including Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography and the forthcoming, I Remember: A Poem by Chicago Veterans of War. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University. More information can be found at www.chrisgreenpoetry.com.
Geosi Gyasi: First, let’s spend some time with your new book of poetry, Résumé. How would you describe Résumé to any reader?
Chris Green: It’s a book about “work” and all that the word evokes.
Geosi Gyasi: What inspired Résumé?
Chris Green: So much of our precious time is spent working, and yet we rarely reflect on its sense and significance…
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