Interviews

Growing out of the surface

Cynthia Close interviews
Val Rossman

 

Our art editor, Cynthia Close, recently spoke with Val Rossman, Issue #9’s featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her creative process, influences on her art, and what she hopes to portray in her work.
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In search of detail

Robin Lauzon interviews
Amanda Pauley

 

Our fiction editor, Robin Lauzon, recently spoke with Amanda Pauley, author of Issue #8’s “Butchering.” Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration behind her story, her approach to research when writing fiction, and how she’s learned not to let ambition get in the way…
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Collapsing the distance

Rebecca Starks interviews
Josh Booton

 

Our editor-in-chief, Rebecca Starks, recently spoke with Josh Booton, our Issue #8 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his development as a poet, the scope of his poetry, and his quest for intimacy in his reading and writing…Read more

John Messick, Mud Season Review author

Hike your own hike

Brett Sigurdson interviews
John Messick

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with John Messick, author of Issue #7’s “Throwing Stones at Apple Trees.” Here’s what he had to say about his urge to travel, some of the experiences behind his writing, and his growth as a writer…Read more

Deirdre Lockwood, Mud Season Review author

Performative control and vulnerability

Rebecca Starks interviews
Deirdre Lockwood

 

Our editor-in-chief, Rebecca Starks, recently spoke with Deirdre Lockwood, our Issue #7 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration behind her poems, the novel she is working on, and the relationship between her work as a scientist and her work as a writer. ….Read more

Mike Minchin, Mud Season Review author

Visceral, vicarious experience

Robin Lauzon Parker interviews
Michael Minchin

 

Our fiction editor, Robin Lauzon Parker, recently spoke with Michael Minchin, author of Issue #7’s “In the Bodies of Beautiful Fish.” Here’s what he had to say about the roots of the story, his attention to sound and image, and the type of writing that inspires him….Read more

Both surprising and inevitable

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Sarah Marty-Schlipf

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with Sarah Marty-Schlipf, author of Issue #6’s “Shelter”. Here’s what she had to say about the ending to her essay, her writing process, and her teaching and workshop experiences….Read more

Jessica Nissen, Mud Season Review artist

Breaking free of “flatland”

Cynthia Close interviews
Jessica Nissen

 

Our art editor, Cynthia Close, recently spoke with Jessica Nissen, Issue #6’s featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her artistic development, influences on her art, and how she supports herself as an artist…
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Hubert Vigilla, Mud Season Review author

Odd conceits and ornate constructions

Robin Lauzon Parker interviews
Hubert Vigilla

 

Our fiction editor, Robin Lauzon Parker, recently spoke with Hubert Vigilla, author of Issue #6’s “The Goddamned Caped Canaveral.” Here’s what he had to say about finding inspiration, making his own enthusiasm come through on the page, and how he came to write about a motorcycle daredevil…Read more

Slow down, savor, make sense

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Dinh Prince

 
 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with Dinh Prince, author of Issue #5’s “The Origins of Minor Injuries”. Here’s what she had to say about the effect of writingand parentingon her life and work.
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