Here’s a great piece on poet F. A. Nettelbeck by Stephen Kessler. He sees in Nettelbeck what I saw: a unique literary genius hidden under a rough exterior. Link: http://www.santacruz.com/news/2011/01/24/f._a._nettelbeck_outlaw_poet
It’s been a little over two years since F. A. died. I never got a chance to tell him how much I value his book Bug Death. I didn’t find a copy until after he passed away. We had been corresponding for about a year at the time of his death. I had a vague plan to interview him at some point, once I’d located and read Bug Death, but it never happened. I was very curious to know how much of a plan he had when he wrote the book, or if it was all done by instinct. I guess I’ll never know. It’s a pretty amazing book that deserves to be reprinted.