Don Share is Senior Editor of Poetry magazine. His books include Squandermania (Salt Publishing), Union (Zoo Press), Seneca in English (Penguin Classics), and most recently a new book of poems, Wishbone (Black Sparrow Books), a critical edition of Basil Bunting’s poems (Faber and Faber), and Bunting’s Persia (Flood Editions). His translations of Miguel Hernández, collected in I Have Lots of Heart (Bloodaxe Books) were awarded the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize, the Premio Valle Inclán, and the PEN/New England Discovery Award; they will appear in a new edition from NYRB Classics. He co-hosts a monthly podcast with Poetry editor Christian Wiman, with whom he has co-edited The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (University of Chicago Press). He blogs at Squandermania and Other Foibles, and can be found on twitter here.
Share read from his work on October 18, 2012, in Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall. This interview took place earlier the same day.