The interviewer is Stan Burfield, host/organizer of Poetry Night.
Stan: When I started reading Onion Man, I thought, “Hey, this is just prose broken up into short lines”, but when I got further into the story I began to feel that you had found the perfect format for it. It actually felt like you had discarded all poetic and prose forms and, starting from zero, had asked yourself how this content would best be presented. Did it happen something like that?
KM: At the time I started writing these poems, I was reading a lot of narrative poets. Douglas Burnet Smith’s collection The Knife Thrower’s Partner, Michael Ondaajte’s Collected Works of Billy The Kid, and Michael Turner’s Company Town and Hard Core Logo were particular influences for me.