Greg Moglia is a veteran of 27 years as Adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Education at N.Y.U and 37 years as a high school teacher of Physics and Psychology. His poems have been accepted in over 300 journals in the U.S., Canada England, India, Australia, Sweden, Belgium and Austria as well as five anthologies. He is 8 times a winner of an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award sponsored by the poetry center at Passaic County Community College. He lives in Huntington, N.Y.

Eckleburg: What drives, inspires, and feeds your artistic work?

Greg Moglia: Other artists and the swirl that happens in my own head
when what some call -stealing
It never comes out the same as in the phrase I take from
Wordsworth in the title above.
So I rarely read a book, article etc without a pen marking
a spot to refer to to remember as a write

Eckleburg: If you had to arm wrestle a famous writer, poet or artist, either living or dead, who would it be? Why? What would you say to distract your opponent and go for the win?

Greg Moglia: Chekhov – Because of his ability to separate himself
in his writing and I would counter
with the argument you cannot do it
What you write has that element of you


Eckleburg: What would you like the world to remember about you and your work?

Greg Moglia: Oh my god — to ask as they read….

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