Interviews

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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Shannon Reed, Mud Season Review fiction author

Time and my subconscious

Robin Lauzon Parker interviews
Shannon Reed

 
 

Our fiction editor, Robin Lauzon Parker, recently spoke with Shannon Reed, author of Issue #5’s The Buddhists. Here’s what she had to say about her process, her inspirations, and what she’s working on now.
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Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Mud Season Review artist

An immediate response of the collective soul

Cynthia Close interviews
Ekaterina Vasilyeva

 

Our art editor, Cynthia Close, recently spoke with Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Issue #5’s featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her journey into photography, her search for the magic in people and places, and the influence of her Russian culture and folklore on her work.
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Diandra Holmes, Mud Season Review poet

An atomic hum that grounds us

Erin Post interviews
Diandra Holmes

 
 

Our poetry co-editor, Erin Post, recently spoke with Diandra Holmes, Issue #5 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her process, her poetry, and writing from life experience.
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