Interview with B.Z. Niditch

Our first interview with the authors from Issue 2 is with B.Z. Niditch, who contributed the poem “Kindred Spirits.”
Describe your poetry in 25 words or less.

Whether I write a Beat, lyrical or experimental poem I aim for  psychological or social implications for my reader to live in a memorable experience for the ear and eye within a musical clarity of voice.
Who influenced you the most?

The French poets Baudelaire and Rimbaud, the Spanish poets Lorca and Hernandez. One of my latest books is “LORCA AT SEVILLA.”

Tell us about your poem “Kindred Spirits.”
It is about  an experience of watching a Japanese film with someone who shared my loves but whom we argued about. It involves
a dramatized cauterized aesthetic way of coping with words.

What do you usually write about?

I  write about times and events that are feverish and in crisis with an intuitive sense would be of interest to others.

Do you keep a blog?
Yes,” The world of BZ

What are you reading right now?

I am reading a novel by the expatriate American Julien Green called “Moira” about a college student and his conflicts toward life,
religion and sex.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Always keep a notebook, diary or journal near by so when a phrase or thought enters in your consciousness write it down without hesitation.

What are you working on right now?
I am working on a new play and maxims, short essays about art, society and the challenge of language.

B.Z. NIDITCH is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher. 
His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including:            Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; Hawaii Review; Le Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest);  Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others.  
He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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