Interview with Wayne Koestenbaum
Originally published in Graphic #22
Ryan: How would you describe the intersection of authorship, criticism, and education that characterizes your work?
Wayne: I write books. Some of them are poetry. Some are prose. Some are fictional. Some are factual. The ratio of poetry and prose, and fiction and fact, is often unstable. Sometimes I put too much poetry in my prose, or too much prose in my poetry. As for education: I teach. I like making manifest my stances, opinions, whims, discoveries. Not all of them are mine; some of these stances are borrowed or stolen. I like speaking in public. And I like witnessing (and fomenting) student radicalism.