Interviews

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

Brent Fisk, Featured Fiction

casting about your past to see what’s there

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Brent Fisk

 

Our fiction co-editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Brent Fisk, our Issue #24 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about exploring human complexity in his story “Victory Garden,” his approach to writing and revising, and the authors who have moved and inspired him…. Read more

John Manuel Arias, Featured Poet

constantly hearing a voiceless spirit

Erin Post interviews
John Manuel Arias

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with John Manuel Arias, our Issue #24 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his process of writing to music, his use of research in conceiving and crafting poems, and the role poetry plays in connecting us to our feelings…. Read more

close the door and wander the hallway

Aimee Nezhukumatathil interviews
Christina Mun-Lutz

 

Guest editor Aimee Nezhukumatathil interviewed featured poet Christina Mun-Lutz for this issue. Here’s what Mun-Lutz had to say about white space, her approach to revision, and the process of choosing an MFA program…. Read more

stories happening all around us

Robin McLean interviews
Nathan Leslie

 

Guest editor Robin McLean interviewed featured fiction author Nathan Leslie for this issue. Here’s what Leslie had to say about voice, the use of time and memory in fiction, and his drafting process…. Read more

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