Dave Torneo is a founding editor of Ledge Mule Press, and coordinator of the Ledge Mule Press Poetry Project Reading Series. Dave has interviewed such notable poets as Leslie Marie Aguilar and Adrian Matejka. His poems have been published in several small journals, including Another Chicago Magazine, ART/LIFE, The Café Review, Big Scream, and Mudfish. Dave has been a Bloomington resident since 1996.
In this interview recorded last summer, poet Chris Mattingly talks with Dave Torneo about how his poetry is informed by everything from a cult in California to “a freak culture” in Evansville. Also posted are poems from each of the Ledge Mule Press co-founders: Mattingly, Torneo, and Ross Gay. Click here to read the full story.