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A San Francisco resident, George Albon's most recent books are Fire Break (Nightboat Books, winner of the NCIBA Award for Best Poetry book of 2013) and Aspiration (Omnidawn), both from 2013. Earlier books include Brief Capital of Disturbances (Omnidawn, 2003), Step (Post-Apollo, 2006), and Momentary Songs: They That Are Delivered From the Noise of the Archers (Krupskaya, 2008). He's had work in Hambone, Zyzzyva, New American Writing, Talisman, Try, and elsewhere. His essay "The Paradise of Meaning" was the George Oppen Memorial Lecture for 2002.
When people ask what do you do, you tell them... ?
I usually just mention my day job.
What's your biggest struggle -- work or otherwise?
Finding days to write.
If someone said I want to do what you do, what advice would you have for them?
Never stop learning and questioning. It's an endless discipline. Also, chuck the TV.More »