A. Anupama will be reading at  DTN in Milford, CT on July 10

A. Anupama will be reading at DTN in Milford, CT on July 10

What is your process like when you work on poems?

My poetic process is sometimes a kind of intense image-collection system. Other times, a storytelling impulse. Mostly, I keep sifting for image and language that keeps me from getting bored. I don’t like being bored.

Any big summer plans?

I’ll be teaching creative kids at summer camps, which I really love. Otherwise, just hanging around my home village of Nyack, New York. This morning, my daughter wrote on our grocery list “potato chips x 9,999.” Challenging any such couch-potato summer-vacation plan is my big plan.

What can people expect from your reading?

I always try to share poems that invite listeners into my quest. No one should be bored! We should hear the collective restlessness of our hearts in a poem.