Interviewed by poet and novelist Gessy Alvaraz. We discuss my collection, Melancolia, in the latest episode of podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez. Listen to Parts 1 & 2 of my interview by clicking below.
An interview with poet Dimitri Reyes!
The Rumpus: What has it been like to publish a book that explores grief, love, and history during a pandemic when we are living and attempting to navigate these subjects collectively?
Interview at Jasminne Menendez blog Plátano Poets Cafe:
"Who I am is at the center of everything I write. The history of this world proves that the power structure has traditionally hated everything I am. That means everyday I go out into the world and everything I do is an act of survival and defiance, a political act. My identity is my major metaphor.
I am a husband, a father, and a son. I have a great responsibility to that part of myself and everything I write, everything I explore in my writing is urgently tied to that."
Sebastián Hasani Páramo: This book is titled [Elegies]. Could you talk about the genesis of this book and how it’s in conversation with your previous collection, Black/Maybe?
Roberto Carlos Garcia