Guest Interview: Indie Lit Award Nominated Poet Edward Nudelman Interviews Poet Aaron Belz

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  1. I really enjoyed reading this! Very insightful. I love the excerpts, too. I’ll definitely have to order some stuff by Nudelman and Belz. Granted, my “to read” pile is reaching critical mass, but there’s always room for a few more!

  2. Thanks Serena for letting me host this interview with Aaron Belz on your great site. I hope lots of folks tune in for the final session. Best regards, Ed

  3. These are great questions and answers. I am fascinated with those who can handle wit and humor in poetry, because it’s so difficult. One time when I was working on it, my teacher, Stanley Plumly, told me to go read a volume by Edward Field. “Well, what did you think?” he demanded the next week. “After a while,” I said tentatively, “it gets a bit old.” “Exactly!” he boomed. Still, there’s nothing I admire more than a moment in which pathos and humor mix inextricably.

    • I really enjoy humor in poetry, but you’re right it is tough to do. I had no idea that my state’s poet laureate was your teacher! WOW. I’ve met him a couple of times in passing….

  4. Great interview, love the line ” like all of my other work, has to span competing senses of failure and hope.” also some of the lines reminded me of a favourite poet of mine, Brian Patten.

  5. Looking forward to the rest of the interview. Belz sounds like a poet I should be reading!


  1. […] follows is part two of Nudelman’s discussion with Belz.  If you missed part one on April 2, 2012, please check it out.  Today’s discussion is about Aaron’s influences […]