2. What has Least Weasel/Propolis achieved this past year that you’re most proud of?
We’ve achieved a particular stasis at this moment: a fine balance between dry and uncouth, between sentimental and lacustrine, between things which we can lean on and things which we can use to propel ourselves forward. Moreover, we are thrilled as always to be a part of the vitality of contemporary poetry.
3. What is something people might not know about Least Weasel/Propolis?
That least weasels are very tiny predators? That propolis is an amazing cure for canker sores? That’s probably the most useful aspect of propolis; it is very healing. I like to the think that any grapheme I have printed could have a similar effect on a reader’s brain. Also, Propolis Press is currently engaged in top secret research involving a computer program, a roll of aluminum foil, and an over-large lab rat.4. What spurred Propolis to launch the Least Weasel series?
The Propolis imprint has been focused on doing limited editions, really more what one would call artist’s books, which are time consuming to produce and hence expensive. The idea behind launching the Least Weasel series was to make something much more accessible & yet aesthetically appealing. [And also to be able to print more poetry by more poets. even so, I can’t publish nearly as much as I would like to.] As I design the text layouts, I am always keen to have as much white space as possible.
Poetry needs room to breathe. I find it good to pause and savor as I read.