Keith Lesmeister, whose collection We Could’ve Been Happy Here is forthcoming from MG Press in May, was recently interviewed by FOLIO Lit Journal:
Many of my stories start with an observation or a line of dialogue I’ve observed between unsuspecting couples or groups of people…In terms of research, I try to practice what I mention in my creative writing courses, which is to pay attention to what’s around you–what startles you into some unexpected contemplation? what strikes you as horrifying or beautiful or both? That observation–that closely observed life–is the best kind of research for understanding our environment and human behavior.
Read the full interview here.
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