The Conversant long has admired Lemon Hound’s lively, multifarious engagement with contemporary literature. In partnership with Lemon Hound, and in the hopes of encouraging further dialog between Canadian- and U.S.-based poetics, we have decided to re-publish a monthly excerpt from the Lemon Hound archive.
“On Beauty,” is a series of Lemon Hound interviews in which I ask poets about their relationship to beauty. Here I talk to Sachiko Murakami, poet and editor, whose online interactive projects are fascinating experiments in collective authorship. I hope you enjoy her curious mind, dynamic style and unpretentious attitude.—Sue Sinclair
Sue Sinclair: Can you point me toward a poem you find beautiful? In what way do you think of or experience this poem as beautiful?
Sachiko Murakami: From a. rawlings’ wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House 2006), one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read: