The second part of the Kenyon Review intereview with Frank Wilson is here:
As with part 1, it is an excellent piece — on his own blog, Books, Inq., Frank modestly lays the credit at the door of the intereviewer. Of course he is half right, the interviewer is skilful, but at least the other half of the reason these pieces are so readable and individual is the subject. Part 2 covers Ian McEwan’s Saturday, poetry, philosophy and more.
Frank is, of course, a published poet. Here is one of his poems, Advent.
He also runs a fascinating blog — I haven’t looked at blogs for a couple of days, and having just visited Books, Inq, I am blown away by all the links and laconic but telling summaries on there. Frank’s goal is clearly to publish enough every day to keep a reader occupied for all of that day. It’s all food for thought, but I particularly like Frank and Bryan Appleyard’s Failed Intellectuals Society. (Bet they are annoyed that Freud, Marx and Engels joined, though.)