A one question interview with Evelyn Hampton

Here’s a little weekend writing inspiration for your Friday. Our first ever one question interview is with Evelyn Hampton.


Evelyn, what is a sentence?

While I’m walking around Providence, I see pieces of trash that are
sentences. I see them in fences, where they have become twined in a
link, being made into a tatter by wind. They seem like flags of the
forgotten. Right now I am watching the size of a cat as the animal
breathes–watching changes things measurably. I wish something
forgotten would change me. I keep on writing sentences, trying to be
remembered by wind. Maybe we are language’s capacity for anguish.


Evelyn Hampton’s first book, Discomfort, will be published by Ellipsis
Press in 2014. She has been a Frequency instructor, among other

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