Contributor Corner An Interview with Terrance Terich
BF: Describe the moment when you knew you wanted to write poetry. Do you remember the first poem you ever wrote? What was it about?
TT: In college, at UCLA, in a similar fashion to most English majors of that age, I began to become very interested in Beat poetry. I started to read everything I could get my hands on and was especially enamored of Allen Ginsberg. When senior upper division enrollment came around, I desperately wanted to get into the Beat poetry class, but it was filled immediately. As I scrambled to find another class, most other options filled up as well. The only class left was 20th Century Lesbian Poetry. I was the only male in the class and to top it off, I was straight. It