Interview

the magic of ordinary existence

Grier Martin interviews
Jonathan Louis Duckworth

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Jonathan Louis Duckworth, our Issue #32 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about his inspirations, his experiences in writing workshops, and his development as a writer… Read more

invisible threads

Natasha Mieszkowski interviews
Loan Le

 

Our fiction editor Natasha Mieszkowski recently had this exchange with Loan Le, our Issue #29 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, choosing a point of view, and the importance of small details and subtext in fiction… Read more

stand firmly in our truth

Mindy Wong interviews
Elsa Valmidiano

 

Our nonfiction coeditor Mindy Wong recently had this exchange with Elsa Valmidiano, our Issue #31 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her MFA experience, her literary influences, and her intentions in writing the featured essay “Blighted.”… Read more

inspiration and steady work

Grier Martin interviews
Crystal J. Zanders

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Crystal J. Zanders, our Issue #31 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about her revision process, writing about family, and the fulfillment of having readers connect with her work…. Read more

overlap between botany and poetry

Grier Martin interviews
Rebecca Durham

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Rebecca Durham, our Issue #30 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about the connection between botany and poetry, her organic writing process, and her interest in ecopoetics…. Read more

confront our deepest fears and write about them

Lauren Bender interviews
Noelle Q. de Jesus

 

Our editor in chief Lauren Bender recently had this exchange with Noelle Q. de Jesus, our Issue #28 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her experiences in workshops, and her inspiration for the short story “Wanting.”… Read more

have a voice and let it be heard

Maria Genovese and Lauren Bender interview
J. Drew Lanham

 

Our nonfiction editor Maria Genovese and editor-in-chief Lauren Bender had this exchange with J. Drew Lanham, featured nonfiction author for our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what he had to say about his editing process, hope as a natural resource, and his goals for the future…. Read more

infused with lots of humor

Mike Sweeney interviews
James Warhola

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with James Warhola, featured artist for Issue #29. Here’s what he had to say about his work, the use of humor in art, and the influence of his family on his development…Read more

talk about this with me

Katie Stromme interviews
Tyler Friend

 

Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Tyler Friend, our Issue #29 featured poet. Here’s what they had to say about their evolution as a writer, early influences on their work, religion, images, and landscapes…. Read more

we learn how to build better stories

Our fiction editor Natasha Mieszkowski and editor-in-chief Lauren Bender had this exchange with Benjamin Hale, featured fiction author for our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s…