Interviews

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

Abigail Child, Mud Season Review Artist

visual rents in the status quo

Riki Moss interviews
Abigail Child

 

Our contributing art editor, Riki Moss, recently had this exchange with Abigail Child, Issue #15’s featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her relationship to the many media she works in, her particular interest in collage and film, and the themes in her work… Read more

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