What is it to press against the norm? To push back against the bullies using language, to be the Steve Urkels of society? In Jon Paul Fiorentino’s sixth collection, he sets out to deconstruct the language of pedagogy and what it means to “not fit in.”
To get a better understanding of the work, I interviewed JPF via Twitter. For the full interview, including what sandwich he ate that day, check out the hashtag #JPFneedsimprovement (special guest heckling during the interview include Mike Spry, Julie Mannell, Jason Christie and Dina Del Bucchia).