Questions for Amy Gerstler
I want to believe when you write about like minds that it’s my like mind, not that of Boy George or Famous Author. What started you on the idea of writing to the famous, knowing that someone else entirely will be reading into the “you” in these poems? Not that Boy George doesn’t read your poems. You’re big, too. But mostly it’s me and patrons of the St. Mark’s Bookstore admirably waiting for your next book. And we want you to want us, too, even in a purchasing fashion. It’s entirely reasonable. We want you to bring us home and sit us down in your living room and tell us who you’ve been listening to lately. What have you done lately that was bad? I saw someone reading Wheat Belly on the train. Have you read it, too? It’s about when my folks come to see their New York daughter, and I do things like their Kingstree daughter. Amy Gerstler, I don’t diet. How do I get through this city? I bought a pasta maker and now I can’t stop. I love it. You should buy one! You could get a really good one, as an accomplished poet.