3Po3try NYC: An Interview with Billy Cancel


The splendidly unique Billy Cancel is one of the featured poets in Raining Words: A Spring Poetry Extravaganza on Saturday, April 12 @ The Pomegranate Gallery, the first in a series of events produced by 3Po3try NYC. 

Interview by Thomas Fucaloro

What one word describes your writing style? Diapause

What's your idea of the the perfect poem? A 3rd team of white oxen & angels plough alongside us

What's your best writing moment? Confirming it was both July 2012 & 10th century France

What's your worst writing moment? All of pre-2010

If you could steal one line from any poem, what would it be? In the vault of swords the leaf-green heart of the shadow looks at iself

What time of the day do you mostly write? 5:00  - 5:5:45 am

What do you do to get into your writing sessions? Show

What's the weirdest place you ever wrote?

In a holding cell courtesy of the police

What's the weirdest thing you ever wrote on? South Carolina

What book changed your writing forever? Roget's Thesaurus

What poet, dead or alive, would you like to be friends with? Juvenal - the Roman satirist. He could tear it up

Do you have any writing superstitions? Yes. 4-6 poems in a month

How do you deal with them? I just do them top 'n' tail fabricated deadline

Billy Cancel: poet/performer/New York state notary. New collection Innocent Teeth published by Hidden House Press in Winter 2014. Divides time between the cities of Medicine Hat & Medical Lake. Misuse of personal data held within this bio taken very seriously. Membership details available at www.billycancelpoetry.com

You can also find Billy's poetry in the great weather anthologies The Understanding between Foxes and Light and It's Animal but Merciful.

Saturday April 12th 6:00 -9:00 pm

The Pomegranate Gallery 137 Greene Street New York,NY 10012

Advance tickets (including early bird specials) may be purchased here