Jackson Meazle is an Arkansas native and a former Oxford American staffer. He is the author of the chapbooks HH: Poems of Heinrich Heine and Jack of Diamonds and the Queen of Spades.
A conversation with Miller Williams.
I do believe that poetry is more satisfying when it has a pattern similar to those of songs. I wish that I could sing well, as I’m sure you know my daughter Lucinda does, and writes her own songs. Hank Williams (no kinship there) told me that since he often wrote his lyrics months before he set them to music, they spent those months as sort-of poems. I think the kinship is real.