Jim Goar was
Francisco and has
The Louisiana Purchase
(Rose Metal Press, 2011)
by Loree Westron
Seoul Bus Poems
(reality Street, 2010)
with Jim Goar
How long did it take you to write all the prose poems in your collection?
Jim Goar: It took about seven years to write The Louisiana Purchase. One
section was written in Boulder, another in Bangkok, and another in Seoul.
have a collection in mind when you were writing them?
JG: Yes, after the first few poems were written I knew it was a
you choose which prose poems to include and in what order?
JG: I was very lucky to have Pirooz Kalayeh around to help me
with this. We put all the poems on the
floor and then began to organize from there.
does the word "story"
mean to you?
It is the way that things are remembered.
Do you have a reader in mind when you write?
I am the first reader. If I like it, someone else might like
anything you'd like to ask someone who has read your collection, anything at all?
JG: Where did you read it?
TSR: How does
it feel knowing that people are buying your book?
JG: Rose Metal Press invested good money in The Louisiana Purchase, so I am happy if people are buying. My primary concern, however, is that the book
What are you working on now?
I am finishing up a study of Jack Spicer’s The Holy Grail.
the three most recent short story collections you've read?
Color Plates, The Complete Works of Isaac Babel, Bible