Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Beltway Poetry Quarterly is an award-winning online literary journal and resource bank that showcases the literary community in Washington, DC and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region, and the issues most important to that community.
Nordhaus: How does it feel to be Poet Laureate/Consultant in Poetry of a state which seems to be at war?
Strand: Well, my thoughts clearly are confused. The war is new and I find myself watching it on TV both in horror and astonishment at the technological virtuosity we display. Part of me is thrilled by it . . . . but, then, it's so removed—you're getting an edited version of the war thrice removed, pictures that were taken in a moving aircraft transposed to another medium. What it does is create distance . . .
An interview with Mark Strand by Jean Nordhaus
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