This is the second in a series of ‘Everyday Conversations’ conducted by NYU English Dept. Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life. Prof. Catherine Robson, New York University, speaks to Adrian Versteegh, Doctoral Candidate, Dept. of English, NYU, about her new book, Heart Beats: Everyday Life and Memorized Poem (Princeton UP). This interview was conducted in December, 2012.