Interviews

An Anchor in Human Existence

Lauren Bender interviews
Florence Sunnen

 

Former editor-in-chief Lauren Bender interviews fiction author Florence Sunnen about how she creates the characters in her stories, her literary influences, her experiences as an MFA student and more…Read more

Ronna Lebo

Illusions of Space

Mark Benton interviews
Ronna Lebo

 

Our art editor, Mark Benton, recently talked to Ronna Lebo, featured artist for Issue #34, about her art and poetry, the intersections between the two, and the conceptions of space and abstraction at the heart of her work.

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the poem starts to write itself from within

Grier Martin interviews
Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad

 

Our poetry reader Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad, featured poet for Issue #35. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her feelings on spoken word poetry, and how writing helps her work through painful experiences…Read more

we never know where our drops may lead

Lauren Bender and Bette Jane Camp interview
Suzanne Benton

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender and interviews editor Bette Jane Camp recently had this exchange with Suzanne Benton, featured artist from our Volume 2 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about her lifelong journey as an artist, her world travels, her passion for learning and passing on the stories of other cultures through her art, and the ways in which feminism intersects with her artistic practices…Read more

Robert Rothman

a poem is like a mud season

Aurora Nowak interviews
Robert Rothman

 

Our poetry coeditor Aurora Nowak recently had this exchange with Robert Rothman, featured poet for Issue #36. Here’s what he had to say about the eternal life of poetry, his love and passion for the process of writing it, and the inspiration behind some of his poems featured in Mud Season Review…Read more

allow your readers to ache with your words

Alexandra Carroll interviews
Mahdis Marzooghian

 

Our nonfiction reader Alexandra Carroll recently had this exchange with Mahdis Marzooghian, our Issue #35 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her recently completed novel, her wonderful experiences with writing workshops, and the importance of balance in writing nonfiction… Read more

mining your deepest psychic reserves

Alexandra Carroll interviews
Rachel Veroff

 

Our nonfiction reader Alexandra Carroll recently had this exchange with Rachel Veroff, our Issue #34 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, authors who inspire her, and the importance of generosity in writing nonfiction… Read more

viewing the world through a veil

Mark Benton interviews
Adelaide Tyrol

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Adelaide Tyrol, featured artist for Issue #35. Here’s what she had to say about the influence of travel on her art, artists that inspire her, and the variety of mediums and painting techniques she uses in her practice…Read more

the strangeness within the known

Mindy Wong interviews
Lynne Feeley

 

Our nonfiction editor Mindy Wong recently had this exchange with Lynne Feeley, our Issue #36 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing and revision process, her inspirations and influences, and the research involved in crafting her essay “The Measurer of Ruin”… Read more

self-start your writing

Grace Safford interviews
Jillian Merrifield

 

Our fiction editor Grace Safford recently had this exchange with Jillian Merrifield, our Issue #36 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing and revision process, workshops and creative writing pedagogy, and the inspiration for her short story “Here, There Be Dragons”… Read more