[ZACK HABER VIDEO RESPONSE INTERVIEW]
zack lives in west oakland in a house of which he gives us a tour throughout his responses
at one point he says ‘in particular’ but i thought he said ‘pretty killer’, as he speaks about his religious interests
zack has a ‘fervor’ (i never use that word but i think it describes his attitude well) for poetry
quiet lightning, out of sf, put out his first ‘non self-published’ book called ‘if you want to be one of them playing in the streets’, which he speaks about & reads from here
in the vid he describes his love for the sounds of words, saying that the sounds teach him & often shape the form of his poems
he wants decision-making to be ‘horizontal rather than hierarchical’, which touches on his self-proclaimed ‘anarchist’ leanings
he writes in his notebook incessantly, even when he’s watching a madonna concert online
here are my favorite moments:
"I repeat the poem over & over & over & over again, at least a thousand times, probably a lot more."
"I let the sound shape what I try to say. What I say. & a lot of times that means I can’t say what I want to say, & I have to say what the sound wants to say. I try to meet the language halfway, so that’s it’s a compromise, but a compromise that I believe in. The language teaches me what the poem wants to say."
"It’s an easy process because I’m always doing it."
"If you want good things to happen to you, you have to good things for other people."