Who is Author B. D. Love?
Raised in and around Detroit, under a different name, and have moved all over the country, though I now recall Los Angeles as my one true home. I started off writing poems and stories, gave up after I got my MA in creative writing at Syracuse, and became a punk musician, then gave up music to write poems and stories, and now I’m back in music, working with Maura Kennedy on what I guess you’d call American Art Songs. Long road.
What’s your latest book all about?
Well, it is about being in a band, and about loving the impossible, whether it be a woman or art. So I guess it’s about how dreams die badly and their ghosts linger on a long while hoping for some sort of resolution that probably never arrive. I think I wrote about the death of rock and roll, “the dream is over” as Lennon sang, via the murder of one true believer. Maybe I am a ghost as well.