I’ve always been skeptical about the value of poets commenting on their own poems. This is purely subjective, based on my own experience: I have rarely said anything useful about my own poems and have often made actively unhelpful observations. But now and again I run across a poet who is uncommonly articulate about his or her own work (W. D. Snodgrass on The Fuehrer Bunker, for example, or Denise Levertov on “The Mutes”). Such is the case with Brian Brodeur’s interview at his How a Poem Happens blog with Jake Adam York, one of the finest poets writing in Colorado these days. Don’t miss it!