Debra Kang Dean is the author of News of Home and Precipitates, both from BOA Editions, two prize-winning chapbooks, Back to Back and Fugitive Blues, and Morning’s Spell, a chapbook of renku written with Russ Kesler.
Geosi Gyasi: Before I begin, I want to send my warmest greetings to Bashô and Cricket?
Debra Kang Dean: Thank you, Geosi, if I may address you by your given name. Both of my feline companions have now gone over.
The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Press Books.