michael basinski


what is your name?

Michael Basinski

how would you describe what you do?

what are you currently working on?
large sized 3ft x 3ft visual poems and in which are vowel creatures and poetic plumbing and a form of text poem called a Trailer. A Trailer is a like a movie trailer with only the hot parts of a poem in a poem.

what has had the greatest influence on your work?
the cruelty and stupidity of the human race

what is the greatest misconception about you or your work?
that it (the poems) are/is confusing, that I am Justin Timbersnake

what do you see as the main strengths and weaknesses of the medium you work in?
the cruelty and stupidity of the human race

how has technology impacted upon the work you do?
great ability to disseminate poems that are drawn

what’s the greatest piece of advice you would like to pass on?
don’t quit your day job

where can we find you online?

what are you reading at the moment?
The Idiot, Collected Letters Between Kerouac and Ginsberg, Miserable Miracle, The Craft of Poetry, etc.

what are you listening to at the moment?
Robert Johnson
Bo Diddley

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