Interviews

the raw reality of other people

Katie Stromme interviews
Elizabeth Gaucher

 

Our nonfiction co-editor, Katie Stromme, recently had this exchange with Elizabeth Gaucher, our Issue #15 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what Gaucher had to say about the difficulty of writing “Where it Ends,” her thoughts on the representation of childhood and reconstructing memories, and her evolution as a writer… Read more

the unpredictable weather of language

Erin Post interviews
Jim Richards

 

Our poetry co-editor, Erin Post, recently had this exchange with Jim Richards, our Issue #15 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his evolution as a poet, the inspiration he finds in teaching, and his advice to younger poets… Read more

the place, the tone, the rhythm of it all

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Eric Barnes

 

Our fiction co-editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Eric Barnes, our Issue #15 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about the setting that inspired “The Minister,” his writing process, and his attention to style over plot and character … Read more

fallible images of ourselves

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Megan Bush

 

Our nonfiction co-editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently had this exchange with Megan Bush, our Issue #14 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the influence of her Alaskan setting on her writing, her interest in identity and memory, and the memoir she is working on now… Read more

a personal vision trumps technology

Cynthia Close interviews
Harry Wilson

 

Our art co-editor, Cynthia Close, recently had this exchange with Harry Wilson, Issue #14’s featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about his life as a photographer, his relationship to technology, and the importance of freedom of expression… Read more

inner sanctuaries of blue collar life

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Karen Weyant

 

Our poetry co-editor, Chris LaMay-West, recently had this exchange with Karen Weyant, our Issue #14 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her self-definition as a poet, from working-class to rural Rust Belt, and about the role of nature and salvation in her current work. Read more

how you solved being alive

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Jacob Guajardo

 

Our fiction co-editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Jacob Guajardo, our Issue #14 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration behind this piece, the writing advice he’s found most useful, and his evolution as a writer… Read more

Lean more toward tenderness

Katie Stromme interviews
Alexander Barbolish

 

Our nonfiction co-editor, Katie Stromme, had this exchange with Alexander Barbolish, author of Issue #13’s “Whacking a Doe.” He shared his reflections on the scope of his essays, on writers who have influenced him, and on how his writing has been influenced by his study of history… Read more

wildly colored amalgam of what was & is

Robin Parker interviews
Sandra Hunter

 

Our fiction co-editor, Robin Parker, recently had this exchange with Sandra Hunter, our Issue #13 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration behind “Brother’s Keeper,” her interest in the perception of otherness and the shifting complexities of identity, and the novel she is working on now… Read more