NOEL BLACK is the author of three full length collections of poetry: Uselysses (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), La Goon (Furniture Press Books, 2014), and The Natural Football League (The New Heave-Ho, 2016). He is the translator of Puerto Rican poet Mara Pastor’s Llámame Láctea/ Children of Another Hour (Argos Books, 2014). With Julien Poirier, he is co-editor of Kevin Opstedal’s New and Selected Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016). Black is currently working on a memoir and translating Puerto Rican novelist Luis Othoñiel’s second novel, Fractals in a Box. He lives in Manitou Springs, Colorado with artist Marina Eckler and their two children.
Wake up, Alice, says Alfred. He caresses her face gently to wake her. No, let her sleep if she wants, says Trilcinea—defender of the insubordinate, loving Cerberus of Alice Mar’s dreams.
This interview with Eileen Myles is a follow-up to conversations we had during Eileen's visit to Colorado Springs to read at Colorado College in February 2013.