How do you take your coffee?
Lots of milk. Too much milk. Overflowing with milk. Maybe this is how I try to live in spite of the void. Maybe this is how I am not convinced of the void. Good morning.
Tell us a little about the experience of making the work you have featured in REALITY BEACH.
I live in fear. Fear lives inside whatever lives inside it. Fear demands a logic. Fear never gets it. Fear sharpens its teeth on rocks which haven’t formed. I brush my teeth & then look at my reflection.
Tell us about the poems you’ve been writing.
Grief doesn’t make sense. Death makes sense but I can’t see it because I am holding my hands over my ears. I think I can hear the ocean. The ocean is a thing which allows me to look forward & up at the same time. Those little shapes you see? Birds.
Where can we buy some?
My full length collection of poems is available from Saló Press. It is called Actual Cloud. It comes with a chapbook of poems at no extra cost. That chapbook is called Overlay. Some of the poems in Reality Beach are in Overlay. None of the poems in Reality Beach are in Actual Cloud.
What’s the last thing you burned?
The bottom of a pan.
Where is your beach?
Over there. It is folded up. It looks like a beach that is folded up. When it is unfolded it will no longer be there. It will be here. & I look like a beach.
What’s the best line on the fifth page of the poetry book closest to you?
“A talk-shaped day, though not a single face came of it.” -Graham Foust
What is your favorite dance move? Please Describe.
When the wind moves in the trees it is easy to forget the wind doesn’t want to show, it wants to be seen.
What’s the ebb reveal?
I am trying to say I am trying to say you are a missing thing & I am a thing that misses you.
Be sure to read Dalton’s work in Issue One