Gary Pacernick is a professor of English at Wright State University. He has published several poetry volumes and critical texts and is the editor of David Ignatow’s letters.
Jun 01 1998
An Interview with Harvey Shapiro
Interviewer: What have you found the hardest thing about being a poet?
Shapiro: I suppose the hardest thing about being a poet in America is the unreality of what you do. You spend most of your creative time doing something that society for the most part has no use for.