We recently discovered Three Poems, a video project by Max Freeman of Unusually Fine, a New York-based photography studio. The first video in the series presents poet and novelist Garth Greenwell, who we are in the process of interviewing. Whether writing poetry or fiction, he has a voice all his own — utterly contemporary, yet oddly timeless. Greenwell’s poems have been published in The Yale Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Salmagundi, and many other places. His novel, Mitko (Miami UP 2011), has been collecting praise since the moment it was published.
Fans of literature often watch readings by their favorite writers on YouTube, usually from the perspective of a camera placed somewhere in an auditorium during a reading. Three Poems’ simple idea is intimacy, and it comes as a breath of fresh air. High quality video, no audience. Just you, the writer, and the writer’s words.
Spend a little time with Greenwell:
♦ Club L’Esclave (at 00:00) ♦ Faculty Meeting with Fly (at 01:42) ♦ An Evening Out (at 03:30)
“Club L’Esclave” was published in the New Orleans Review, Vol. 34, Iss. 2, p49.
“An Evening Out” was published in The Yale Review, Vol. 98, Iss. 2, p125-26.
More Garth Greenwell:
Learn about him on Wikipedia.
Buy his critically adored novel, Mitko.
Read his poem “Chaperone” in Gulf Coast.
Read his poem “First Morning” in Beloit Poetry Journal.