Interviews

possibilities for sound and beauty

Patrick Brownson interviews
Thomas Benz

 

Our fiction co-editor Patrick Brownson recently had this exchange with Thomas Benz, our Issue #27 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his love of traditional language, his writing and revising process, and the inspiration for his story “The Waiting Moon.”… Read more

veracity to the core

Lauren Bender interviews
Vi Khi Nao

 

Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Vi Khi Nao, our Issue #26 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about authenticity in literature, her philosophy of revision, and her love of writing in different forms and genres…. Read more

realities that you just can’t make up

Katie Stromme interviews
Nancy McCabe

 

Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Nancy McCabe, our Issue #26 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about embracing the wrong turns in life, her love for the revision process, and her decision to rework a memoir draft into a collection of essays…. Read more

"Dream Machine" by Rose B. Simpson, 62" x 22" x 18" ceramic, steel, leather and rope, 2016

matter has memory

Mike Sweeney interviews
Rose B. Simpson

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Rose B. Simpson, our Issue #26 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her relationship to vulnerability and power, the importance of intention in creating her pieces, and her desire to honor (often overlooked) objects…Read more

tucked away ennui of the sprawling west

Samuel Hughes interviews
Seth Copeland

 

Our poetry co-editor Samuel Hughes recently had this exchange with Seth Copeland, our Issue #26 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his development as a poet, life in a rural area, and our gravitation towards legends, myths, and the past…. Read more

driven by coincidences

Mike Sweeney interviews
Ole Brodersen

 

Our art co-editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Ole Brodersen, our Issue #25 featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration for his series Trespassing, his connection to southern Norway, and the small variations that occur over time within an environment…Read more

what I can’t see but still know is there

Louisa Wakefield interviews
Rebecca Fremo

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Louisa Wakefield recently had this exchange with Rebecca Fremo, our Issue #25 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about exploring the complexities of human behavior, writing about people you know, and allowing an essay to become what it wants to be…. Read more

poetry is everywhere

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Triin Paja

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Triin Paja, our Issue #25 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about falling in love with literature, the importance of attentiveness, and the different perspectives gained from being bilingual…. Read more

cracking open and rewriting reality

Patrick Brownson interviews
Amanda Rodriguez

 

Our fiction co-editor Patrick Brownson recently had this exchange with Amanda Rodriguez, our Issue #25 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her love of speculative fiction, her development as a writer, and the inspiration for her story “The Tall House.”… Read more

ask questions and then ask more questions

Katie Stromme interviews
Andrew Maynard

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Andrew Maynard, our Issue #24 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his serendipitous start to writing nonfiction, his typical work habits, and the genesis of his essay “Reservation”… Read more