Interview with Multiple-Award-Winning Michigan Poet, Jack Ridl

Photo Credit: Mark Hillringhouse

Photo Credit: Mark Hillringhouse

Biography:

Jack Ridl’s latest collection is Practicing to Walk Like a Heron (Wayne State University Press, 2013). It was named one of the year’s two best poetry collections by Foreword Reviews/The American Library Association.

Geosi Gyasi: Can we begin this way: the cover design of your book, “In Practicing to Walk Like a Heron” features artwork by your daughter, Meridith Ridl. My question is, is there any major difference between an artist and a writer?

Jack Ridl: The only major difference that I’m aware of is that my daughter and I use different media and different created results. Our vision, the sensibility we bring to what we do are pretty much shared, as is what we believe to be the importance of creating for everyone.

The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Press Books.

 

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