Writing in the voice of God as I did in Tin God didn't seem like much of a stretch after being the eldest of nine children. We lived in a small town in southwest Nebraska with the smell of sage tumbleweeds and cattle feedlots. Although I've lived most of my adult life in NYC, I'm still haunted by home, a place that's now mostly in my head. But in NYC, I can travel without going anywhere. Eight languages are spoken on my block, including Chinese. For me, that's perfect--I can be surrounded by people I know but I can't understand a word they're saying. When The Next Big War Blows Down The Valley: Selected and New Poems will be available this November, and I took a swerve into biography, resulting in Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet in January 2016. I'm delighted to be free of footnotes!