Lucie Brock-Broido: I find it odd that, in real life people think I am funny but no one ever suspects that on the page! Personally, I think some of my work is a riot! I crack myself up, but I know that the poems seem so relentlessly dark. Dan Chiasson wrote recently that this new book of mine reads not as a memoir, but as a “grimoire.” People read that and think, of course: “grim memoir.” Would that they knew that archaic term. A grimoire is a little black book with spells and incantations in it.