"Legris anatomizes song—birdsong, but also the aspiring song of the poet. Is this an impossible task? Bones, soft tissue, and even spit can be pinpointed, but what about breath? motile air? pneuma or spirit? What about this:
Jizz of airborne lungs: venturi tube trachea; cul-de-sac lift / drag
ratio; emphysematic airflow.
– from “Lore: 7 (aspect ratio)”
The closer we get to anything in Legris’s anatomy, the more biting and mysterious it turns. True to life.
This interview took place over two spring months. Emails flew back and forth between Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where Legris lives and writes, and West Harlem."