POET INTERVIEWS JOHN GRISHAM!
We talk race relations, Stop & Frisk, Matt Damon, how to write - I even squeeze in a mention of the poet, Ed Dorn!
"I want to write a book where I explore a couple things we've already talked about—the incarceration of young black men—but what I really want to explore is the sentencing disparities between black kids and white kids who come from the same amount of "crack," you know. The system treats them both very differently, and that's a book I want to write very soon. I'd like to bring some attention to the problem."
"I laugh because I don't have a job; I don't really work that hard—I mean, these days I don't. Back then I worked hard because I was also a lawyer, and I had to [write] as a secret hobby whenever I could steal a half an hour here or there. That goes to the advice part—I don't give a lot of advice, but I tell aspiring writers all the time that until you reach the point where you're writing one page a day, you're not serious."