Patrick Connors interviewed Jim Johnstone and Julienne Lottering for newz4u.net about their new book, Sunday, the locusts, launched yesterday at The Ossington by Tightrope Books.
From the interview:
The work…is very eclectic and remarkable, and I asked Johnstone what inspired it.
“I’ve wanted to write a single protagonist long-poem for quite some time, nearly 10 years in fact, so it’s difficult to pinpoint a single origin of inspiration. My interest in evolutionary biology and post-apocalyptic literature certainly contributed to the project in a narrative sense. In keeping with archeological bent of the book, Julie and I used a lot of found text…”