Wed, 28 January 2015
Ambiguity is almost a character form in Ben Nardolilli's poetry. It reoccurs, it antagonizes, and is even victimized by the reader. It occurs in the forests, swirling around alien telephone poles, it emits from a boastful, personals ad, it tortures the poet as some unfaithful shade of a memory. And after all his poems, Ben can still write a detective novel about a pop artist.
He has a chapbook of poetry entitled "Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained" published by Folded Word Press.
Ben's writing website.
Poems featured this episode:
(4:00) - Soliloquy in Late May
(10:33) - Dull & Confused
(18:00) - Personals Ad #18
(24:07) - We May Abandon
(30:07) - Empower Lines
(43:39) - No Chance for a Sequel
Conversation Topics: DC, Arlington, NYU, writing, narrative, literature, poetry, fiction, submissions, noir, music, detective, crime novel, history, losers, confederacy, nazis, empire, death star, star wars, pop culture, capitalism, process, experience, storytelling, conversation, interview, science fiction, universal truth, albert camus, philosophy, intellectuals, plays, celebrity, capote, hemingway, ira glass
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