Hitting the half century, we speak to poet Miguel Cullen, author of collections including Wave Caps (2014), Paranoid Narcissism! (2017) and, most recently, Hologram (2022). Miguel’s work has involved integrating sound chips and video-screens into the bound collections, raising some interesting blends of form.
Our chat (somewhat truncated by some sound issues) covered the factors that lead to pieces becoming a collection, the confrontation between competing attitudes towards the canon (whatever that means!), what artists from other forms can bring to written work, and the potential fire risk of pushing formal boundaries.
Miguel’s collections are available through Odilo Press: https://www.odilopress.com/ – Hologram is also available through Bookshop: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/miguel-cullen – or your local bricks and mortar book shop…
Miguel’s website is here: https://miguelcullen.com
Jaimie’s Instagram is: @jaimie_batchan
We have a store page on Bookshop, where you can find our books, as well as those of previous guests: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/unsoundmethods
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