Interviewing Adrian Matejka about his processes for writing and thinking about his manuscript was one of the more enjoyable aspects of our recent exhibit Jack Johnson: The Man They All Judged. Adrian had all kinds of stories about the reasoning, research, and writing behind his manuscript of poems on Jack Johnson.
"Poems happening like stories"
As I recorded Adrian reading some of his poems, I noticed that some of them did not always have familiar conclusions. Adrian explained why: [audio unavailable]
"There's truth, and then there's honesty"
Here, Adrian discusses what it was like to channel the voice of a tall tale storyteller: [audio unavailable]
Jack Johnson: The Man They All Judged
"You're worthy of poems."