FEATURE | July 2, 2004
An Interview with Jon Pineda
On June 17, 2004, Craig Beaven of Blackbird met
with fiction writer and poet Jon Pineda at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Pineda is the
author of the short story "Animal Control," which appears in this issue
of Blackbird, and of the poetry collection Birthmark. They
talked about influences and about the relationship between fiction and poetry,
and they discussed how Birthmark moved from unconnected poems to a Master
of Fine Arts thesis to an award-winning poetry collection (Crab Orchard Award
Craig Beaven, a Kentucky native, holds a Master's
in English from VCU and a BA in English from the University of Kentucky.
His poems and reviews have
in ACE Magazine, Limestone, and the Lexington Herald-Leader.
His interviews and book reviews have appeared in several issues of Blackbird.
Interview | Transcript