interview series

Interview Series – Anthony Etherin

’m Anthony Etherin and I write experimental formal poetry. When I’m not doing that, I’m probably packaging up books for Penteract Press….
When / why did you start writing poetry? – answers in adjectives

Musical, compulsive, scientific, obsessive.

How do you write a poem? – answer in five verbs.

Constrain, restrict, shackle, bind, limit.

What is your definition of what experimental poetry is?

Manipulating old words in new ways. Playing in the space between language and geometry.

Have you done many interviews before? Do you find them repetitive? Repetitive? Repetitive?

Several, but none like this…. I’m ok with the repetition.

What’s a favorite snack you like when poet-ing?


What are you kinda obsessed by?

Bass guitar.

Do you tell your social circle about your poet-ing?

Of course! But then, most of them are poets.

How do you rebel?

I rebel against tradition by embracing the avantgarde; I rebel against the avantgarde by embracing tradition.

Tell me a literary / science fact or joke, please.

How many anagrammists does it take to change a lightbulb?

One, but the glow is a backhand amalgam; ornate, misty sight.

What’s your fav colour, poet, snack. (this is your pen name!)

Red Borges Wine.

Bio: Anthony Etherin is an experimental formalist poet, a musician, a publisher for Penteract Press, and a podcaster for The Penteract Podcast. Find him on Twitter @Anthony_Etherin and via
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By Michelle Moloney King

Artist. Poetish.