Chris LaMay-West

poetry is everywhere

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Triin Paja

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Triin Paja, our Issue #25 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about falling in love with literature, the importance of attentiveness, and the different perspectives gained from being bilingual…. Read more

density is the primary measure

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Bruce Alford

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West and editor-in-chief Rebecca Starks recently had this exchange with Bruce Alford, our Issue #22 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the personal nature of the manuscript he has been working on, his ambivalence toward Romanticism, and the way he uses form… Read more

Octotillo, Mica, Cherimoya, Pomelo

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Aimee Nezhukumatathil

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West conducted this interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, our Vol. 2 Print Issue featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about how she became a poet instead of a doctor, the importance of being rooted in the natural world, her roles as teacher and editor, and her gratitude for organizations that in more recent times have fostered writers of color… Read more

new and strange messages from God

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Peter Vanderberg

 

Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Peter Vanderberg, our Issue #20 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the scriptural, literary, and artistic inspirations behind his crown of sonnets, how he views his role as a teacher of writing, and how military life can foster a creative life… Read more

a weather eye on our shared civic life

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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

sympathetic connections with others

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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

inner sanctuaries of blue collar life

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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

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

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