Hey! That’s a Short Interview! with Carrie Lorig
Magic Helicopter Press Presents
“Hey! That’s a Short Interview!”
Here at MHP we love our authors and wish we could talk to them ALL THE TIME, FOR THE REST OF TIME. However, we understand that writers are BUSY and according to some physicists the universe is going to end in 5 billion years, so really, who has time for anything?
Thus, to balance our love for our writers and our respect for their scant time before the end of the known universe we will be conducting super short, four question interviews with them to see WHAT’S UP and maybe, if we’re lucky HAVE SOME FUN. (Lucky? OF COURSE WE’LL HAVE FUN!) (#FUN)
Our second interview is with Carrie Lorig, author of NODS.Carrie talked to us about a happiness that has taken her “over the moon with flowers,” and the contents of her first book, The Pulp Vs. The Throne, out next spring through Artifice Books.
B) A google document entitled MOCKDUCKDEFENSE
Can we have a picture of you wearing something on your head?
This isn’t me, but my secret twin, Bridget Mendel, who makes all my headdresses.
What are you currently working on, writing or otherwise?
I’m working on my first book, The Pulp Vs. The Throne, which will be out next spring through Artifice Books. The first half is a long poem called “Much Affection from the Bold Part / of the River / It’s a Crisis / of Movement.” The second half, which is what I’m living in right now, will be or is….lol…some kind of essay-ic module / ring of fire / volcano situation called, “Public Excess Channels.” I’m incredibly excited about it. Over the moon with flowers. It’s so different from NODS., but it’s where I hoped to go / what I hoped would happen to me.
What’s the best thing you’ve absorbed lately (we’re thinking books, film, art, but take it however you like)?
Bhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene, Stephanie Young’s Ursula or University, Brandon Shimoda’s O BON, This Interview w/ Lisa Robertson and Etel Adnan, Edmond Jabes’ The Book of Margins, Helene Cixous’ Stigmata: Escaping Texts, Walter Benjamin’s One Way Street and Other Writings, MIA - YALA, Cool Hand Luke, Wages of Fear, The Breakfast Club, The Insides of Degas’ LIttle Fourteen Year Old Dancer, Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days, Joanna Newsom - Erin, Miley Cyrus - #GETITRIGHT, Bill Callahan’s Live Concert, Bernadette Mayer’sMidwinter Day, Francis Ponge’s Mute Objects of Expression, Wasteland - Port St. Willow, LaTasha N Nevada Diggs Reading at the Walker Art Museum.
Want to read colors? Then check out the ROYGBIV Edition of NOÖ Weekly, guest edited by Carrie. It’s a veritable trip into the synesthetic.
Want have beautiful, love-drunk hypervisions? Then pick up a copy of Carrie’s chapbook NODS.