Not sure if this is even of interest to anybody, but I just found this interview tonight. Jack Gilbert is a huge hero of mine. I could listen to him talk for hours.
Here’s a link to his interview with The Paris Review. I go back and re-read it every couple months. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5583/the-art-of-poetry-no-91-jack-gilbert
And if you want to get into his poetry, go buy _Refusing Heaven_ right NOW. It will change your life.
"This book is about pleasure, the pleasure of looking and the pleasure of seeing, like watching people dancing through an open window. They seem a little mad at first, until you realize they hear the song that you are watching."
- Sam Wagstaff, in the introduction to a book on his collection of photographs. -