FAQ

What’s going on here?

See this post.

Why do you hate James Franco?

I don’t.

What’s your favorite James Franco movie?

I’m only interested in Poet-Franco, not Actor-Franco.

What poems are you referencing?

The book I’m using for this project is Directing Herbert White 1)http://www.amazon.com/Directing-Herbert-White-James-Franco/dp/1555976735 because it consists entirely of poetry2)Unlike most of the other collections which contain a few poems along with photos, drawings, etc..  It’s also the longest, and the cheapest.

Do I need to have read Franco’s poetry to get this?

Reading a few poems would probably help, though I’m not sure if it’s strictly necessary.  If you Google around, you can find some that have been published online.  If you really want to do your homework, though, pick up a copy of Directing Herbert White.  I think I paid $5 for it and I certainly got my money’s worth.

I got my copy of Herbert White!  What do I do now?

Go to page 25 and read ‘Seventh Grade.’  Then read the rest of the poems in any order you want.

How bad is Actors Anonymous?

I haven’t read it.  I imagine it can’t possibly be worse than anything Jonathan Franzen’s written.

Why do you hate Jonathan Franzen?

 

If you were stranded on a desert island with one book of poetry, which one would you pick?

The complete works of Charles Baudelaire in the original French.

That’s cheating!

Okay, fine.  Just Les fleurs du mal then.

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1. http://www.amazon.com/Directing-Herbert-White-James-Franco/dp/1555976735
2. Unlike most of the other collections which contain a few poems along with photos, drawings, etc.

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