Today I am interviewing Jake Tringali, author of the new poetry collection, Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse.
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DJ: Hi Jake! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Jake Tringali: I run rad restaurants in Boston. I grew up here, and then traveled around the east and west coasts of the States, and now I’m back and living in a big, creaky house next to a very old cemetery in Cambridge.
DJ: What is Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse about?
Jake: After writing for 5 years, and being lucky enough to have more than a few poems published in literary magazines, I reviewed my portfolio. My poems tended to fall into a few themes: sexy, science, music, apocalyptic. I focused this poetry collection on the apocalyptic side of things, as I thought it was unique in the market, and those poems have something to say about the random value of life in society.
DJ: What were some of your influences for Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse?
Jake: As a teenager, I once read an entire library’s science fiction collection from Asimov to Zelazny in one summer. This collection is directly influenced by that summer. Specifically, the cyberpunk gods of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.
DJ: What type of poetry can readers expect?
Jake: Readers can expect free verse. Readers can expect curse words. Readers can expect their some fun jabs at both religion and science. Continue reading