Interviews

in the tension of the crossroads

Riki Moss interviews
Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

 

Our contributing art editor Riki Moss recently had this exchange with Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, our Issue #21 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about the creative impulse, the inspiration found at the intersection of cultures, and her work depicting histories of Vermonters… Read more

a slanted way of approaching it

Sean Prentiss interviews
Jonathan Rovner

 

Guest editor Sean Prentiss interviewed featured nonfiction author Jonathan Rovner for this issue. Here’s what Rovner had to say about his experimental approach to his subject matter, his counterbalancing use of humor, and his writing process… Read more

bouncing off moonlight

Cynthia Close interviews
Riki Moss

 

Our art co-editor Cynthia Close recently had this exchange with Riki Moss, whose work is featured in our Vol. 2 print issue. Here’s what Moss had to say about the influence of place and working space on her evolution as an artist; how she balances the impulses to paint, sculpt, and write; and some of the artists and themes that inspire her… Read more

Ken Hohing, Mud Season Review Artist

my captions would be different

Mike Sweeney interviews
Ken Hohing

 

Our art co-editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Ken Hohing, our Issue #22 featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the layers of story behind the South Korean photographs, his path to becoming an artist, and the “magic” he looks for in a photograph… Read more

revisiting with a sense of hope

JD Fox interviews
Caitlin Hamilton Summie

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Caitlin Hamilton Summie, our Issue #22 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her story “Sons,” writing male and female narrators, and how her work has affected her approach to writing… Read more

a punch to your preconceptions

Katie Stromme interviews
Barry Maxwell

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Barry Maxwell, our Issue #22 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his approach to temporal shifts and the construction of nonfiction characters in his essay; his thoughts on the “high” and “low” art that have influenced him; the effect of stretches of homelessness on his perspective toward life and writing; and his current MFA experience at UT Austin… Read more

density is the primary measure

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Bruce Alford

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West and editor-in-chief Rebecca Starks recently had this exchange with Bruce Alford, our Issue #22 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the personal nature of the manuscript he has been working on, his ambivalence toward Romanticism, and the way he uses form… Read more

Opening Up Without Burdening

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Nancy Wyland

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson recently had this exchange with Nancy Wyland, our Issue #21 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about what compelled her to write “Cornucopia,” how she reconciles honesty with consideration in writing about family, and what she took away from her MFA experience… Read more

Orbiting a Mysterious Hub

JD Fox interviews
Jessica Bryant Klagmann

 

Our poetry co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Jessica Bryant Klagmann, our Issue #21 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration behind “June, Fierce and Simple,” her approach to writing, and what she took away from her MFA experience… Read more

Octotillo, Mica, Cherimoya, Pomelo

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Aimee Nezhukumatathil

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West conducted this interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, our Vol. 2 Print Issue featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about how she became a poet instead of a doctor, the importance of being rooted in the natural world, her roles as teacher and editor, and her gratitude for organizations that in more recent times have fostered writers of color… Read more