Interviews

credit: Eileen Chow

master a body of knowledge

Lauren Bender interviews
Emily Alice Katz

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Emily Alice Katz, our Issue #30 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, the joy of being part of a writing community, and the inspiration behind her short story “The Italian Dance”… Read more

I see the world through stories

Lauren Bender interviews
Constance Renfrow

 

Our editor-in-chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Constance Renfrow, our Issue #34 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her revision philosophy, her inspiration for “The Lady of the House,” and the balance of talent versus hard work in writing… Read more

the power to heal

Grier Martin interviews
Sandy Coomer

 

Our former poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Sandy Coomer, featured poet for Issue #34. Here’s what she had to say about stylistic choices, the development of voice, and the power of a mentor…Read more

Jeanie Tomanek

pantheon of frailer gods

Mark Benton interviews
Jeanie Tomanek

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Jeanie Tomanek, featured artist for Issue #31. Here’s what she had to say about the influence of story and myth on her art, her art-inspired poetry, and her use of archetypes and symbols…Read more

a different side of faith

Mark Benton interviews
Brent Schreiber

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Brent Schreiber, featured artist for Issue #33. Here’s what he had to say about his creative process, his artistic influences, and his interest in combining different mediums…Read more

the words spoken need to seduce: micro-interviews with 6 poets

Grier Martin interviews
6 poets from Issue 33

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had these exchanges with our Issue #33 poets Natalie Crick, Aileen Bassis, Kristian O’Hare, D. S. Maolalai, Milla van der Have, and Rachel Walker. Here’s what they had to say about their inspirations and the act of writing poetry… Read more

actors in each other’s stories

Mindy Wong interviews
Naomi Ulsted

 

Our nonfiction coeditor Mindy Wong recently had this exchange with Naomi Ulsted, our Issue #32 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her experiences participating in a workshop, and her efforts to stay true to memory… Read more

a form of suspended animation

Mark Benton interviews
Monica Stewart

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Monica Stewart, featured artist for Issue #30. Here’s what she had to say about creating magical realism in her work, the influence of fairytales, and the ways different mediums lend themselves to story-telling…Read more

the magic of ordinary existence

Grier Martin interviews
Jonathan Louis Duckworth

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Jonathan Louis Duckworth, our Issue #32 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his inspirations, his experiences in writing workshops, and his development as a writer… Read more