Stacey Tran in Conversation with Vi Khi Nao at Cosmonauts Avenue

Vi Khi Nao: How fake is your haiku? To what degree of fakeness? And, did you measure? You make pretty extraordinary leaps with your line breaks? Tell me about your process – was it like “cutting potatoes” or as you say like “cutting fabric”?

Stacey Tran: I didn’t measure anything, which contributes to its fakeness. Haiku is a surprising form. Counting syllables is not. My process with Fake Haiku was an industrial machine that sews garments, but also the scene of Jeanne Dielman peeling potatoes. These fragments were held together by what I could reach for outside my window.

Read the full interview at Cosmonauts Avenue.


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