Generally feel that I have been aware of Willis Plummer’s presence for a few years, maybe because of this Muumuu House piece or maybe because of another piece, but I have never interacted with him in any capacity (to my knowledge) until this interview. He started a ‘lit mag’ called Western Beefs which is really a ‘lit email’ and he’s found some
good great writers to contribute. He answers some questions about that project and Twitter and dads and art. Follow him at @willisplummer and @willisdepressed or don’t.
Do you consider yourself a ‘writer’? is that how you identify yourself to others?
not really… i don’t write that much anymore. if i ever met someone who shook my hand and said ‘my name is [name]. i’m a [writer/poet/novelist/essayist]’ i would exit the conversation as quickly as possible.
What are your career goals or artistic goals?
i’m currently learning to code and make websites. i recently made a twitter bot. i also do write poems. i just go very slowly, or i write in short bursts. like last summer i wrote 40 haiku in a week and then didn’t write any poetry for a few months. i think some time in the past two years, my ‘poetry voice’ became more consistent, and it feels like eventually i’ll have enough poems that are stylistically similar enough that i’ll be able to compile them into a chapbook or a full-length collection. i’m not really interested in poetry or writing as a means of supporting myself. maybe i’m turning into a yuppie. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯