Interviews

Look for the energy

Erin Post interviews
Sandra Kolankiewicz,

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with Sandra Kolankiewicz, our Issue #10 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her creative process, her approach to writing, and the many projects she is working on…Read more

Discordant souls rubbing up against each other

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Alex Simand

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, had this exchange with Alex Simand, author of Issue #9’s “with light steam.” Here’s what he had to say about his propensity to tackle big questions, the writers who inspire him, and his experience at a low-residency MFA program….Read more

Never done with language

Robin Lauzon interviews
Srđan Srdić

 

Our fiction co-editor, Robin Lauzon, recently spoke with Srđan Srdić, our Issue #10 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his approach to writing, his focus as a reader, and what he is working on now… Read more

Where the gravity is

Robin Lauzon interviews
Dave Essinger

 

Our fiction co-editor, Robin Lauzon, recently spoke with Dave Essinger, our Issue #9 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about some of his inspirations, his approach to writing, and what he is working on now… Read more

Wait for the poem

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Bibhu Padhi

 

Our poetry co-editor, Chris LaMay-West, recently spoke with Bibhu Padhi, our Issue #9 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his personal struggles, some of his sources of inspiration, and his thoughts on being an Indian poet writing in English. …Read more

Growing out of the surface

Cynthia Close interviews
Val Rossman

 

Our art editor, Cynthia Close, recently spoke with Val Rossman, Issue #9’s featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her creative process, influences on her art, and what she hopes to portray in her work.
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In search of detail

Robin Lauzon interviews
Amanda Pauley

 

Our fiction editor, Robin Lauzon, recently spoke with Amanda Pauley, author of Issue #8’s “Butchering.” Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration behind her story, her approach to research when writing fiction, and how she’s learned not to let ambition get in the way…
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Collapsing the distance

Rebecca Starks interviews
Josh Booton

 

Our editor-in-chief, Rebecca Starks, recently spoke with Josh Booton, our Issue #8 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his development as a poet, the scope of his poetry, and his quest for intimacy in his reading and writing…Read more

John Messick, Mud Season Review author

Hike your own hike

Brett Sigurdson interviews
John Messick

 

Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, recently spoke with John Messick, author of Issue #7’s “Throwing Stones at Apple Trees.” Here’s what he had to say about his urge to travel, some of the experiences behind his writing, and his growth as a writer…Read more

Deirdre Lockwood, Mud Season Review author

Performative control and vulnerability

Rebecca Starks interviews
Deirdre Lockwood

 

Our editor-in-chief, Rebecca Starks, recently spoke with Deirdre Lockwood, our Issue #7 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about the inspiration behind her poems, the novel she is working on, and the relationship between her work as a scientist and her work as a writer. ….Read more