No. 42 - At home with Tom Davidson, as well as a note on cast iron pots and pans.


Photograph by Alexandra Bildsoe

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September 5th, 2019


Glancing back at Issue No. 3 - Winter 2017-18: on a Sunday afternoon in March, Alex and I spoke with Tom Davidson at his place in Prospect Heights. We began the interview in the kitchen, as photographed above. You can read one of his poems from the issue, "Bobby Wiley," which he describes as a persona poem, here, along with more photographs from the shoot. An excerpt from the interview, below.

- Isaac Myers III


Isaac: What’s your favorite part about this kitchen?


Tom: Now that’s the question, isn’t it? Favorite part about the kitchen. I’d say the cast-iron pot. Making anything in the cast-iron is very enjoyable. I even like the cleaning up process afterwards. Oiling it again, pre paring it for the next meal. It has a kind of meditative quality about it. I like it as a physical object; it’s very beautiful. Every time I come in here I think, “Yeah, I really like it.” After that, I probably say our teapot, which we bought in Woodstock, New York this past December.

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