- By Edward Clifford
“i thought i saw your face, your unmistakable
gait on the 6 train
blessings refused maybe
—from “on Survivor’s Guilt, ending with ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ by DMX,” Volume 63, Issue 2 (Summer 2022)
Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
All I can remember is that I was 8 or 9 years old, it was titled “Despair,” & I was pretty heavily aping Kurt Cobain. That should tell you pretty much everything you need to know about how & why I turned out the way I did.
What writer(s) or works have influenced the way you write now?
Honestly, I learned to write poetry not from poets but from...