Philip Clark and David Groff have just joined forces and edited an anthology of poems by poets lost to AIDS. The collection is entitled Persistent Voices and has been published by Alyson Books. Some of the forty artists featured are Tory Dent, Melvin Dixon, Tim Dlugos, Jaime Gil de Biedma, Essex Hemphill, Leland Hickman, David Matias, Paul Schmidt, Karl Tierney, and Assotto Saint. The span of voices is smart and exhilarating… More
In a penetrating conversation, the poet sits down with Ben to discuss art, sexuality, AIDS, death, and the new collection he co-edited with Phillip Clark, Persistent Voices: An Anthology of Poets Lost to AIDS.