Interview about “Attention Equals Life” with Andy Fitch at Los Angeles Review of Books

I was recently interviewed by the scholar, poet, and interviewer-extraordinaire Andy Fitch for the Los Angeles Review of Books, for a new series of interviews Fitch is doing with authors of recent scholarly books.  I had the opportunity to talk at length about my new book, Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture.

Fitch and I discuss the central concerns of my book and how I came to write it, including theories and poetics of the everyday, French New Wave film, secular vs. spiritual approaches to dailiness, politics, an app that lets you take one second of video per day, and many other things.

You can find the interview — “So Insistently Focused on the Daily: Talking to Andrew Epstein” — here.