KIRPAL GORDON: You’re a fiction writer, editor, critic, post-beat poet/scholar and jazz bassist, but let’s start with “Attitude,” your latest video. I particularly like the star bursts, the twirling box of words, the way the (alto?) sax comments on the bass and spoken speech. The words seem/seam to work in so many ways---is this a visual example of what Charles Olson called projective verse?
KIRPAL GORDON: What came first, chicken (lyrics) or egg (music)?
KIRPAL GORDON: I saw your essay, “Extending the Age of Spontaneity to a New Era: Post-Beat Poets in
,” and the book anthology you edited, “Selected Poems of Post-Beat Poets,” favorably mentioned in Jim Cohn’s new “Sutras & Bardos.” What was the experience like? You went to America to present? China
KIRPAL GORDON: What else have you been up to?
KIRPAL GORDON: How can Giant Steps readers stay in better touch with all of what you do?