Interviews

actors in each other’s stories

Mindy Wong interviews
Naomi Ulsted

 

Our nonfiction coeditor Mindy Wong recently had this exchange with Naomi Ulsted, our Issue #32 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her experiences participating in a workshop, and her efforts to stay true to memory… Read more

a form of suspended animation

Mark Benton interviews
Monica Stewart

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Monica Stewart, featured artist for Issue #30. Here’s what she had to say about creating magical realism in her work, the influence of fairytales, and the ways different mediums lend themselves to story-telling…Read more

the magic of ordinary existence

Grier Martin interviews
Jonathan Louis Duckworth

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Jonathan Louis Duckworth, our Issue #32 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his inspirations, his experiences in writing workshops, and his development as a writer… Read more

invisible threads

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Loan Le

 

Our fiction editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Loan Le, our Issue #29 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, choosing a point of view, and the importance of small details and subtext in fiction… Read more

stand firmly in our truth

Mindy Wong interviews
Elsa Valmidiano

 

Our nonfiction coeditor Mindy Wong recently had this exchange with Elsa Valmidiano, our Issue #31 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her MFA experience, her literary influences, and her intentions in writing the featured essay “Blighted.”… Read more

inspiration and steady work

Grier Martin interviews
Crystal J. Zanders

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Crystal J. Zanders, our Issue #31 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her revision process, writing about family, and the fulfillment of having readers connect with her work…. Read more

overlap between botany and poetry

Grier Martin interviews
Rebecca Durham

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Rebecca Durham, our Issue #30 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about the connection between botany and poetry, her organic writing process, and her interest in ecopoetics…. Read more

confront our deepest fears and write about them

Lauren Bender interviews
Noelle Q. de Jesus

 

Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Noelle Q. de Jesus, our Issue #28 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her experiences in workshops, and her inspiration for the short story “Wanting.”… Read more

have a voice and let it be heard

Maria Genovese and Lauren Bender interview
J. Drew Lanham

 

Our nonfiction editor Maria Genovese and editor-in-chief Lauren Bender had this exchange with J. Drew Lanham, featured nonfiction author for our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what he had to say about his editing process, hope as a natural resource, and his goals for the future…. Read more