From The Mantle's PodcastInterview Writing May 23, 2016
In this edition of The Mantle's podcast, Shaun Randol speaks with Egyptian-American writer Yahia Lababidi on the occasion of the publication of his sixth book, Balancing Acts: New and Select Poems: 1993 - 2015 (Press53). In this conversation, Yahia reveals his writing routines and habits (or lack thereof), which poets he admires, what he learned about himself in putting together Balancing Acts, how Egypt continues to drive his imagination, and why, if pressed, he considers himself more of an aphorist than a poet.
BONUS: Yahia reads two poems from this collection.
* "Poetry, and Journalism of the Spirit" by Yahia for The Mantle
* Yahia on Soundcloud
* Yahia reads Warsan Shire's "Home"
Egypt, Poetry, Podcast