Permanent Volta (Nightboat, 2021), Rosie Stockton’s astounding debut, takes on the sonnet and the sestina, subjection and subjectivity, Sappho plus Marx, then Virgil and why not Lacan. We spoke about the book via Zoom in August 2021. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. David Brazil: Permanent Volta doesn’t have a lot of […]
DAVID BRAZIL is a pastor, poet, and translator. His books include Holy Ghost (City Lights, 2017), antisocial patience (Roof, 2015), and The Ordinary (Compline, 2013). With Chika Okoye, he was the founding co-curator of Black Life, a series featuring art and performance from the African diaspora hosted by the Berkeley Art Museum. A Talk on Rhyme has just been published by The Last Books, and figurae is forthcoming from the same press. David lives in New Orleans.