The Geof Huth you know or know of, I suspect, is different than the Geof I know. You might know Geof Huth from his dbqp: visualizing poetics site or the excellent work he did guest-editing Poetry's excellent visual poetry portfolio in their November 2008 issue.
I know Geof Huth, or got to know him, as part of the small but vital writers community here in the Capital Region. He likes my fart jokes, for example. His generous participation in the Music of Words, Poetry of Sounds: A Residency with Petr Kotik was a hoot in and of itself; it was also a chance to see the Geof Huth Papers at SUNY Albany's M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives to get a feel for what kind of varied and vital projects in which this Gemini has participated. Huth took time from his busy day to answer these questions, and we are certainly gladdened he did!
Sign: Gemini, or the Twins. There hangs on the wall of my dining room a limited-edition blockprint, only 20 total, by the Mexican-American artist Artemio Rodriguez, entitled “El Zodiaco,” and it begins with Gemini, but the twins are a man and a woman, naked, Edenic, their genitals exposed, and the twins are examining each other’s bodies with obvious desire, the man literally staring, mouth agape and smiling widely, at the woman’s pubic area, his fingers brushing over the hairs of her vulva, but I don’t quite see myself represented much in this version of my zodiacal sign.
Birthplace: Burlingame, California, but I’m really from Millbrae, but I left there when I was three and lived on four continents over the course of my life, so birthplace doesn’t really tell anyone much about me.
You may know me because: you work with me, but that is quite unlikely, or because you have run across the various forms of poetry I produce, a little more likely, or because you grew up with me, but in that last case you’d have to be one of my five siblings.