Sideshow: More Poetry & Technology

June 23, 2010
By Big Tent Poetry

An interview with January O’Neil, Big Tent Poetry Sideshow Barker

One of our sideshow barkers, January O’Neil, is featured currently in 10 questions: poetry & technology (an interview series by Nic Sebastian at Very Like a Whale).

When I started blogging, I had an infant and a toddler—and I probably wasn’t sleeping. Needless to say, I couldn’t drop everything to attend a weekly writers’ workshop. So technology made it possible to share poems and get critiques that eventually helped me publish my first book. Technology makes poetry accessible.

One of the neat things about this series at Very Like a Whale is that a number of our Sideshow Barkers are included, as well as other folks we read regularly. Ren Powell has been featured, and Dave Bonta’s responses are coming soon, and be sure to read the entire series.

Click on the excerpt to read the entire article. Check our About page for a list of other Sideshow Barkers, friends of Big Tent Poetry who are generous enough to share with us their columns, interviews and reviews. There is no set schedule for these appearances; willy-nilly is a symptom of creative genius!

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