Jake Adam York's post of several months ago about studying with with A. R. Ammons during graduate school reminded me of the interview David conducted with Ammons back in the early '90s. I had been meaning to post it for quite a while. Here's part one. If it seems to begin in medias res that's because it does, due to a bumpy start to the recording. Part I runs roughly 25 minutes and you will thank me for all but the last moment, for which I apologize. Put your earphones in and listen. There's much to learn from Ammons.
Check back often for Part 2.