New Canaan’s Gwen North Reiss this year saw one of her poems, “After Watching Film Clips of Calder and His Circus,” published in the Connecticut Literary Anthology. Her poem can be read here, and the short audio recording above includes a reading by North Reiss. We put some questions to the poet about her art and background. Here’s our exchange:
New Canaanite: Tell us a little bit about yourself as a writer and poet. What is your educational background and how did you start as a poet?