AUTHOR OF "PHYRRS HIERWALS AND
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Interviewed by LB Sedlacek
1) "What is a Phyrrs Hierwal?"
A) "Phyrrs and Hierwals are mythological
creatures who inhabit the imaginary world
situated somewhere between the end of
the known universe and law of Drysten
2) "What is a Bouldergeist?'
A) "Bouldergeists are interdisciplinary forces
that move through undulations of Geospace
creating new mysteries every time they flap
their double helixes."
3) "Who would you like to see reading your
A) "Andre von Grimenitch of blessed memory.
Madonna. Albert Einstein. William Blake."
4) "Do you write with an audience in mind?"
A) "No. The clapping disturbs my
5) "Did your technical writing career
influence your poetry writing? If so, how?"
A) "Careers are made of sterner stuff. Poetry
is made of flame, influenced only by its own
6) "Do you pick your subject or does
your subject pick you?"
A) "Questions, questions. Close your
eyes and look up. There's your answer."
7) "Your poems in Phyrrs Hierwal
and Bouldergeists have about as
many rhythmic some even humorous
poems as serious poems. Do you have
a preference as to what kind of poem
A) "No. Yes. Sometimes. Never. All
of the above answers are true."
8) "What was your inspiration for
"Phyrrs Hierwal and Bouldergeists"?"
A) "The writing on the stone. The
river of fire. The bible."
9) "Any advice to the aspiring poet?"
A) "Read Phyrrs Hierwals and
Bouldergeists. Then read Beowulf.
Then throw them away and do your
Johnmichael Simon has published
three books of poems: "Sonatina" –
(Ibbetson Street Press), "Bordwinot"
and "Silly Wishes" as well as a
collection in collaboration with
partner Helen Bar-Lev: "Cyclamens
and Swords" – poems and illustrations
about the land of Israel (Ibbetson
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