Interviews

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

technology can be intensely cathartic

Mike Sweeney interviews
LiQin Tan

 

Our art co-editor, Mike Sweeney, recently had this exchange with LiQin Tan, Issue #16’s featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the cultural and political context for his work, his working process, and some of the technical challenges of his animation installations… Read more

story as a choreographed number

JD Fox interviews
Rebecca Fishow

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Rebecca Fishow, our Issue #16 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her approach to style, and her development as a writer through her reading… Read more

self-conscious honesty

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Millie Tullis

 

Our fiction co-editor Brett Sigurdson recently had this exchange with Millie Tullis, our Issue #12 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about the before and after of her essay “The Bees Are All Women,” her time at Utah State, and the chapbook she is working on now… Read more

sympathetic connections with others

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Luisa A. Igloria

 

Our poetry co-editor, Chris LaMay-West, recently had this exchange with Luisa A. Igloria, our Issue #16 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her development as a poet, her interest in myth and spirituality, and how growing up in the Philippines influenced her work… Read more