Hello, readers! Ready to get to know another editor? This week we’d like to introduce Lucas Boelter, our Poetry Editor. Lucas Boelter is a former Lewis Student who is intensely curious about life and the world. Among his numerous hobbies are reading literature, history, and philosophy; drawing; writing poetry; communing with nature on long, 10,000-step walks; being provocative; and admiring visual art, especially painting and sculpture. He lives a Paleolithic lifestyle and sees diet & nutrient therapy as the future of medicine. He is repulsed by capitalism and begs the universe for its immediate collapse daily. Keep on reading to find out more about Lucas.
Who are you and what is your role in the Jet Fuel Review?
My name is Lucas Boelter and I am Poetry Editor.
What book might we find on your nightstand right now?
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West.
If you had the chance to co-write with one author, who would you choose? Why?
I’ve never really worked well on creative tasks with others. We always want to head in completely different directions and have different methods.
Describe your perfect reading atmosphere.
Under fluorescent light in a very quiet space, in a position that isn’t entirely uncomfortable.
What might your personal library look like?
Literature, Philosophy, and History. No genre writing or anything like that. Also a phrenology bust, golden owl bookends, a few notebooks.
If you could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, what movie would it be?
I would have love to direct Twilight so I could disappoint the hell out of everyone who loved the book and wasn’t expecting an intimate character study in the style of Ozu.
What piece of literature can you reread over and over again?
The essays of Gore Vidal – they are hilarious and edifying and timeless.
Give us a quote from your favorite (or any) book/movie.
“It happened that green and crazy summer when Frankie was twelve years old. This was the summer when for a long time she had not been a member. She belonged to no club and was a member of nothing in the world. Frankie had become an unjoined person who hung around in doorways, and she was afraid. In June the trees were bright dizzy green…”
If you were invited to have coffee with any fictional character, who would you most like to meet? Why?
Sefton from The Green Knight. Who can explain love?
Share your top five favorite pieces of writing (anything included).
The Essays of Gore Vidal
The Group by Mary McCarthy
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
Goebbels by Ralf Georg Reuth
The Bell by Iris Murdoch
We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about Lucas! We’ll be back next Friday to introduce another one of our lovely editors.
— Jet Fuel Review Assistant Blog Editor, Kelly Lyons