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Read a new interview with Greg Emilio winner of the 2015 Pangaea Prize with his group of poems Bon Vivants Hereafter. We discuss the differences between major and minor poets, his time working with the Nigerian poet and novelist Chris Abani, and contemplate the basic recipe for a cocktail called “the poet.”

“I tend to favor poetry which risks intimacy and sincerity. It’s easier to be aloof or sarcastic than it is to be vulnerable. I suppose “A Lesson in Hunger” feels intimate because it takes place in a restaurant, the speaker and characters hemmed in by the tight radius of the table.” –Greg Emilio