Interviews

Approaching a Threshold

Riki Moss interviews
Sally Linder

 

Our contributing art editor Riki Moss recently had this exchange with Sally Linder, our Issue #21 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her work depicting polar bears, her trips to the Arctic, and her emotional connection with the animals she portrays… Read more

Sonja Hinrichsen, Mud Season Review Artist

Immaterial and Ephemeral

Cynthia Close interviews
Sonja Hinrichsen

 

Our art co-editor Cynthia Close recently had this exchange with Sonja Hinrichsen, our Issue #19 featured artist and cover artist for our second print issue. Here’s what she had to say about how her art career took shape, the differences between art school in Germany and the U.S., and the logistics of creating and documenting her “Snow Drawings”… Read more

Vulnerability is Not an Option

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Jennifer Sinor

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson conducted this interview with Jennifor Sinor, one of our Vol. 2 Print Issue featured nonfiction authors. Here’s what she had to say about the importance of vulnerability in a writer, her concept of “ordinary trauma,” and her discovery of the possibilities of creative nonfiction… Read more

writing past the ending

JD Fox interviews
Tyler Barton

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Tyler Barton, our Issue #20 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration and life experience behind his story “The Record We’re Writing,” the joy of revision, and the weirdest writing workshop experience we’ve heard of… Read more

new and strange messages from God

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Peter Vanderberg

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Peter Vanderberg, our Issue #20 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the scriptural, literary, and artistic inspirations behind his crown of sonnets, how he views his role as a teacher of writing, and how military life can foster a creative life… Read more

Melissa Wiley, Mud Season Review Author

falling is not a passive process

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Melissa Wiley

 

Our nonfiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson recently had this exchange with Melissa Wiley, our Issue #19 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her childhood as the reflective daughter of farmers; what she has learned about herself and the value of uncertainty, through writing; and what she is working on now… Read more

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