Interviews

ambiguous but not opaque

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Evan D. Williams

 

Our fiction co-editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Evan D. Williams, our Issue #19 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his story “An Unknown Place,” the artwork that accompanies it, and writers who have influenced and inspired him. … Read more

Lisa Beech Hartz, Mud Season Review Poet

let it braise

Erin Post interviews
Lisa Beech Hartz

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with Lisa Beech Hartz, our Issue #19 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her interest in visual art and ekphrastic poetry, her path toward poetry, and the work she’s been doing to bring writing workshops to more marginalized, less privileged populations…. Read more

giving each layer its time to cure

Mike Sweeney interviews
Antonio Puri

 

Our art co-editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Antonio Puri, our Issue #18 featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the thought and work processes behind his featured Chandigarh Series; his drive to create universal art; and his global ambition for his art projects aimed at nonviolent social change… Read more

a trip with a purpose

Katie Stromme interviews
Lori White

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Lori White, our Issue #17 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her formal choices in “Mapquest to Auntie Iryne’s,” her favorite teaching assignment, and writers who are important to her… Read more

a weather eye on our shared civic life

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Wendy Willis

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Wendy Willis, our Issue #18 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her poetic guiding lights, her interest in species loneliness and social justice, and her fear of doing too much to do it all well…. Read more

moral ambiguities in everyday life

JD Fox interviews
Sam Gridley

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Sam Gridley, our Issue #18 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his writing process, his guiding lights, and what went into “How I Found God in the Laundromat” and what he hopes readers get from it…. Read more

voiceless people, monuments, and places

Erin Post interviews
Abhay K

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with Abhay K, our Issue #17 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the connection between his work as a diplomat and a poet, some of the projects he has worked on in the past, and what he is working on now… Read more

why bright things are sometimes contained

Cynthia Close interviews
Holly Savas

 

Our art co-editor Cynthia Close recently had this exchange with Holly Savas, our Issue #17 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her transition from marketing to art, through her time in Spain; the details of her working process; and how she balances creative risk and continuity… Read more

rotting crocks of sauerkraut

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Marie Curran

 

Our fiction co-editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Marie Curran, our Issue #17 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration and thought behind “Perigee,” the writers who have been important to her, and her MFA experience… Read more

writer’s reiki

Katie Stromme interviews
Arthur Plotnik

 

Our fiction co-editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Arthur Plotnik, our Issue #16 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his essay “Sap Rising,” his career as a writer, and his evolving writing community…. Read more