In this podcast I’m talking with the poet Chariot Wish and their editor, the poet Ben Fama, about Chariot’s new chapbook called: a new heaven and a new earth, from Wonder. The poems in the book are intensely intimate, exploring sexuality, spirituality and the place of the self in a patchwork whirlwind of culture, society and other.
These fierce poems show an exciting new voice in the poetry world. We talk about all the nuances of the poems, including sexuality, the intersection between angels and humans–our isolation from God, as well as our union with them. We also discuss the process that brought the book into being, editing, evolving and putting forth the work.
Huge thanks to Ben Fama and Chariot Wish for this discussion!
Ben Fama is a writer based in New York City. He is the author of Deathwish (Newest York, 2019), Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and the chapbooksOdalisque (Bloof, 2014), Cool Memories (Spork, 2013), New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011), and Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010).
Chariot Wish is a poet living in New York City