This is a piece commissioned by the musician Joseph Elm for a show he curated for MARQ in Claremont-Ferrand. It was sandwiched between a performance of Arvo Part’s “Spiegel im Spiegel” and Joseph Elm’s “Leviathan”; because of this, the first half was written over a few days of nonstop Arvo Part, the second of nonstop Joseph Elm. The mp3 I think preserves this conversation.
Donald Dunbar lives in Portland, Oregon, and helps run If Not For Kidnap. His book, Eyelid Lick, won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series prize, and a chapbook, Slow Motion German Adjectives, is just out from Mammoth Editions. Recent interviews are onBOMBlog and Harriet, and new work is out/forthcoming in Burnside Review, Rattapallax,and Similar:Peaks::.