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Agallamh le Dustin Pearson

Dustin Pearson  a’ tighinn còmhla rinn air a’ mhìos seo airsonleughadhagusseiminear. Chuir sinn ceistean air Dustin mun obair aige and buaidhean, agus mun cho-labhairt a tha e a’ stiùireadh.

Às deidh crìochnachadh Roost nam Mìle Bliadhna, B’ fheudar dhomh tilleadh gu “Prelude” grunn thursan - dìreach airson a bhith air mo chuimhneachadh dè an gealladh cumhachdach a tha e a’ dèanamh. Tha sibh uile ach ag innse don leughadair “Tionndaidh air ais. Na bi a’ dol nas fhaide.” Ach tharraing e air adhart mi. Tha mi creidsinn gun do chuir e iongnadh orm. Chuir e nam chuimhne am “Prologue” in “Don Quixote” far a bheil Cervantes a’ cur an cuimhne an leughadair “chan eil thu càirdeach in “Don Quixote” far a bheil Cervantes a’ cur an cuimhne an leughadair “chan eil thu càirdeach nor do charaid fhèin do bhreitheanas saor. Tha thu nad thaigh fhèin far a bheil thu nad mhaighstir mar a tha an rìgh air a chìsean…” Fuaim eòlach?


Deas. 'S e cuireadh teagmhach a th' ann an “Prelude” tighinn a-steach. 'S e criathrag agus rabhadh a th' ann airson eòlas leughaidh an leabhair. Tha an neach-labhairt air a bhith air a chreachadh agus tha e draghail mu bhith a’ sìor ghiùlan creachaidh. Tha toileachas, le cuspair an leabhair, iom-fhillte. Is dòcha gu bheil e eagallach. Dh’ fhaodadh grunn adhbharan a bhith aig leughadairean le deagh rùn agus creachadairean a bhith air bhioran. Tha an neach-labhairt ann an cunnart mòr le dòchas brèagha.

An neach-labhairt ann an Roost nam Mìle Bliadhna – tro shreath de litrichean air an cur gu neach-ana-cainnt agus dàin a’ dèiligeadh ris an droch dhìol sin – a’ seòladh tro raon de dh’ eachdraidh phearsanta. Bidh an neach-labhairt cuideachd a’ togail cheistean mu chuimhne, adhbhar, agus eadhon brìgh tron phròiseas. An urrainn dhut bruidhinn air mar as urrainn cànan a bhith na combaist tro trauma san leabhar seo?


Tha dòigh ann aRoost nam Mìle Bliadhnaa’ sealltainn do leughadair an droch dhìol - an saobhadh tòcail, fios-eòlais agus saidhgeòlach a tha e a’ sparradh - gun an leughadair eadhon ag aithneachadh gur e sin a tha iad a’ faighinn. Tha sinn a’ cumail a’ sealltainn gu bheil e furasta an droch dhìol corporra a chuir às. Tha grunn àiteachan sa chomann-shòisealta glèidhte airson an luchd-ana-cainnt sin a chuir às agus ana-cleachdadh. Aig amannan tha na h-ionadan sin air cùl balla pàighidh mionlach, ach ge bith, tha a h-uile àite glèidhte aig cosgais àrd.Roost nam Mìle Bliadhnaa’ dèanamh mì-sheasmhachd air goireasachd an t-seallaidh sin le bhith a’ tabhann roinnean furasta no glè bheag den bhriathrachas air a bheil thu eòlach, agus tha a h-uile duine an sàs. 

Tha e a’ faireachdainn mar Roost millennial agus gu ìre eile Tha Teaghlach na thaigh, nan leabhraichean a tha a’ gabhail pàirt ann an traidisean “bàrdachd pearsanta.” An e leughadh ceart a tha sin? Dè cho buadhach sa tha thu a’ faireachdainn a tha an gluasad “Confessional” ann am bàrdachd Ameireaganach air d’ obair? Cò aig a bheil na buaidhean agad?


Is toil leam gu bheil an dà leabhar air an leughadh mar sin. Dhòmhsa tha sin a’ ciallachadh gu bheil an dà chuid a’ tabhann eòlas leughaidh dlùth, gluasadach agus sònraichte. Chan eil mi a' smaoineachadh gu bheil an gluasad Confessional ann am bàrdachd Ameireaganach a' toirt buaidh mhòr air m' obair, no 's dòcha nach eil gu sònraichte. Tha mi air dàin le Plath, Sexton, Lowell, Snodgrass, agus Berryman a leughadh agus (sa mhòr-chuid) a’ còrdadh rium, ach chan eil mi gu sònraichte a’ smaoineachadh orra nuair a tha mi a’ sgrìobhadh. Tha mi a’ faireachdainn dàimh ris mar a bha na bàird sin a’ sireadh fìrinn air cùl fàilligeadh na bha an eaglais agus saidheans an latha a’ tabhann dhaibh. Chan eil mi a’ smaoineachadh gu bheil an fhìrinn, pearsanta mar a tha e, air bualadh air a’ phrìomh shruth fhathast. Chan eil mi a 'smaoineachadh gu bheil an fhìrinn air a mholadh no ag iarraidh ceathramh cho mòr' s a tha sinn an dùil a chreidsinn leis a 'phrìomh-shruth, ach eadhon ag ràdh na h-uimhir, tha mi a' smaoineachadh nach eil dad aidmheil mu dheidhinn ugh maslach a 'breith ròc no màthair le lasair shìorraidh. taobh a-staigh a beul eadhon mar a bha iad nan dòighean feumail dhomh faighinn chun fhìrinn. Am measg cuid de na sgrìobhadairean air am bi mi a’ smaoineachadh nuair a bhios mi a’ sgrìobhadh tha Jack Spicer, Ben Mirov, Jillian Weise, Etheridge Knight, David Ignatow, Nicole Sealey, Suji Kwock Kim, Mo Yan, Joe Wenderoth, agus Bharati Mukherjee.


Tha Teaghlach na thaigh gu math eadar-dhealaichte bho Roost nam Mìle Bliadhna, agus fhathast, a 'leughadh an dà leabhar, lorgaidh tu ceanglaichean. Tha na cuspairean teaghlaich a tha a’ ruith tron dà chuid furasta am faicinn, ach tha ceangal seòlta ann, agus “We” mar phrìomh riochdaire. Tha an leabhar a’ peantadh cruth-tìre Hieronymus Boschean le caractaran air leth agus trom-laighe a tha nam pàirt den teaghlach. Is toil leam an loidhne

“Tha ar piuthar ag innse dhuinn / tha a h-uile dad mun teaghlach againn rudeigin ri fhaicinn"

is e sin, tha mi a’ smaoineachadh, rudeigin ris am faod a h-uile duine ceangal a dhèanamh. An urrainn dhut beagan bruidhinn mu theaghlach nad obair?


Tha mi creidsinn gu bheil teaghlach do-sheachanta. Tha mi cinnteach nach do làimhsich mi làthaireachd an teaghlaichRoost nam Mìle Bliadhna. Tha mi a’ faicinn coltas buill teaghlaich san leabhar sin mar stoc no àrd-sgoil no iomaill no leasachail. Bidh an teaghlach a’ gabhail àite sa mheadhanTha Teaghlach na thaigh. B’ e tubaist a bh’ anns an leabhar gu lèir. Às deidhRoost nam Mìle Bliadhna, Cha robh fios agam dè bha mi a 'dèanamh. Sgrìobh mi “The Flame in Mother’s Mouth” agus an uair sin mus robh fios agam air, bha mi air buidheann de dhàin a chruinneachadh mu theaghlach le eileamaidean draoidheil annta. Tha mi a’ smaoineachadh gu robh mi a’ feuchainn ri m’ eòlas-inntinn a phutadh ann an rathad eadar-dhealaichte nas motha na rud sam bith eile, ach tha cuimhne agam a bhith a’ còmhradh ri caraidean mu na thug iad iomradh air an teaghlaichean agus diofar charactaran / tachartasan taobh a-staigh iad. Bha sin na rud nach do rinn mi a-riamh. Bha an dòigh anns an robh iad a’ bruidhinn mu dheidhinn teaghlach cho slàn agus Hallmark. Cha d' fhuair mi e. Leugh mi leabhar Uilleam FaulknerMar a Leag mi A' bàsachadhann an clas ùr-nodha faisg air deireadh mo chùrsa-beatha fo-cheum, agus fhuair mi tasgadh mòr anns an aon shealladh seo a tha a’ beachdachadh air màthaireachd. Ma tha cuimhn 'agam gu ceart, tha am màthair a' cur an cèill a briseadh-dùil leis na chaidh a thoirt gu bhith a 'creidsinn gur e màthaireachd a bh' ann. Tha i ag ràdh rudeigin mar nach robh fios aig cò a thàinig suas leis a’ mhìneachadh sin cò mu dheidhinn a bha iad a’ bruidhinn. B’ fheudar dhi a thighinn a-steach don mhìneachadh aice fhèin, agus mar sin nuair a rinn mi a-mach nach b’ urrainn dhomh sgrìobhadh a sheachnadhTha Teaghlach na thaigh, leigidh mi leis a’ phrionnsapal sin a bhith mar mo threòraiche. Ann an iomadach dòigh, tha an leabhar sin ro dhraoidheil agus farsaing dhomh a bhith ga aithneachadh mar mo theaghlach, ach tha mi a’ smaoineachadh gu bheil an leabhar a’ faochadh mòran den iomagain agus iomagain a bh’ agam mun fhacal sin agus an smaoineachadh àbhaisteach timcheall air an fhacal sin.


Dè tha thu a’ leughadh na làithean seo a tha gad bhrosnachadh?


Tha mi a’ leughadh tòrr bhàrd Nuadh-eòlais mar ullachadh airson na deuchainnean tòiseachaidh agam. Tha rudeigin inntinneach mu dheidhinn mar a bha an obair sin a’ strì agus a’ strì ri èirigh gu àm nan amannan caochlaideach agus mar a bha an dà chuid ri thighinn agus seann-fhasanta de eòlas leughaidh a tha obair a’ tabhann a-nis. Tha mi cuideachd a’ teagasg ficsean an semeastar seo, agus chòrd e rium a bhith a’ leughadh Jonathan Escoffery agus Amina Gautier agus a’ tadhal a-rithist air Krys Lee, Mo Yan, Bharati Mukherjee.


An innis thu beagan a bharrachd dhuinn mun cho-labhairt “Empathizing the Lyric Narrative” a tha thu gu bhith os cionn 16 Samhain agus is dòcha beagan mu na dh’ fhaodadh com-pàirtichean a bhith an dùil?


Tha e air a bhith na oidhirp leantainneach dhomh a bhith ag ionnsachadh a’ cheangail eadar bàrdachd agus co-fhaireachdainn, no gu sònraichte comas bàrdachd co-fhaireachdainn no freagairt co-fhaireachdainn a bhrosnachadh. Bha mi a’ smaoineachadh gum biodh an seiminear na sgrùdadh air a’ chàirdeas sin ann an dàin aithris liriceach, na innleachdan sònraichte a bhios dàin aithris liriceach a’ gabhail gus freagairt co-fhaireachdainn a bhrosnachadh ann an leughadair, ach cho-dhùin mi o chionn ghoirid gu bheil tòrr a bharrachd ùidh agam ann an cuideam gnàth-shìde / iomagain agus solastalgia, mar a tha na teirmean sin a’ tabhann frèaman eadar-dhealaichte airson dàin àrainneachdail / eag-eòlasach / deireadh an t-saoghail agus mar a tha na teirmean sin gan fighe fhèin ann an sgrìobhadh ann an dòighean nach eil sinn a’ tuigsinn, agus mar sin is dòcha gun cuir mi an dà bheachd còmhla. Co-dhiù, bidh sinn a’ dèanamh deagh sgrìobhadh agus deasbad tron t-seisean.

Dustin Pearson's e ùghdarRoost nam Mìle Bliadhna(C&R Press, 2018) agusTha Teaghlach na thaigh(C&R Press, 2019). Tha e na Chompanach Dotaireil McKnight ann an Sgrìobhadh Cruthachail aig Oilthigh Stàite Florida. A’ faighinn caidreachasan bho Cave Canem agus Ionad Virginia G. Piper airson Sgrìobhadh Cruthachail, tha Pearson air a bhith na neach-deasachaidh airLèirmheas Hayden's Ferryagus na stiùiriche air Fèis Litreachais Clemson. Choisinn e Duais Katharine C. Turner aig Acadamaidh Bàrd Ameireaganach agus tha MFA aige bho Oilthigh Stàite Arizona. Tha an obair aige a’ nochdadh ann anBlackbird, Bàrdachd Vinyl, Lèirmheas Bennington, Triquarterly, agus an àiteachan eile.

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