Interviews

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

Scripts that an actor might read

Erin Post interviews
James Reidel

 

Our poetry co-editor, Erin Post, recently had this exchange with James Reidel, our Issue #13 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the nature of the compact between writer and reader, his work as a translator, and the prose poetry he’s working on now. Read more

Small, shocking doses of empathy

Robin Parker interviews
Genevieve Plunkett

 

Our fiction co-editor, Robin Parker, recently had this exchange with Genevieve Plunkett, our Issue #12 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her development as a writer, her writing process, and the inspiration behind “Get Gregory Out”… Read more

From one surfaced stone to the next

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Darren Morris

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Darren Morris, our Issue #12 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the making of metaphor, his progressive loss of vision, grief, and literary influences on his writing…Read more

Points of departure

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Rain Wright

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, had this exchange with Rain Wright, author of Issue #11’s “The Grey House Didn’t Speak.” She shared her reflections on teaching writing, on her concern with social justice, and on how her writing is integrally connected to her family history…Read more