It’s basically a snapshot of that time in my life, which is kind of cool now when it feels so far away. It’s almost a nostalgia thing at this point. At the time I was reading a lot of Frank O’Hara and free-writing in coffeeshops, but not ordering coffee. I’d say the confessional part is apt. Some of this stuff is really personal, like the one about downloading porn with my girlfriend in a cafe. I was living in my head a lot and emptying the loneliness out.
The interview, which reveals an interesting and organic perspective on process (something to constantly be thinking about for National Poetry Month!!!) is all too brief, but teases enough of Salier’s wit to have us greedily headed over to Night Bomb Press to get “Letters From Robots.” You should too.