Interviews

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

infused with lots of humor

Mike Sweeney interviews
James Warhola

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with James Warhola, featured artist for Issue #29. Here’s what he had to say about his work, the use of humor in art, and the influence of his family on his development…Read more

talk about this with me

Katie Stromme interviews
Tyler Friend

 

Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Tyler Friend, our Issue #29 featured poet. Here’s what they had to say about their evolution as a writer, early influences on their work, religion, images, and landscapes…. Read more

we learn how to build better stories

Our fiction editor Natasha Mieszkowski and editor-in-chief Lauren Bender had this exchange with Benjamin Hale, featured fiction author for our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s…

illustrated commentary on human frailties

Mike Sweeney interviews
Toni Hamel

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Toni Hamel, featured artist for Issue #28 and our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about subverting viewers’ expectations, the importance of titles, and the inspiration behind the sense of tranquility in her art…Read more

connective tissue between past and present

Katie Stromme interviews
Jericho Parms

 

Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Jericho Parms, featured nonfiction author for Issue #28 and our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about accessing memories, the theme of duality in her work, and her approach to publishing…. Read more

writing is part of how I resist

Erin Post interviews
Chen Chen

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post had this exchange with Chen Chen, our Issue #28 and Volume 3 print issue featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about writing communities, pop culture as an influence, and his intentional use of humor in his poetry…. Read more

kingdom of babel

Samuel Hughes interviews
Talal Alyan

 

Our poetry co-editor Samuel Hughes recently had this exchange with Talal Alyan, our Issue #27 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about political poetry, the concept of change, and the inspiration for his poetry collection Babeldom…. Read more