Interview

Baumann Author Photo

Connecting the Bizarre to the Real

Grace Safford interviews
Joe Baumann

 
 

Fiction co-editor Grace Safford recently had this exchange with Issue #40 featured fiction writer Joe Baumann. Here’s what Joe had to say about his approach to brainstorming story ideas, what role exposition plays in a piece, and what he’s working on now… 
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Melissa Goodnight

Focusing on the “Real” of Life

Julie Patterson interviews
Melissa Goodnight

 
 

Nonfiction reader Julie Patterson recently had this exchange with Issue #40 featured nonfiction writer Melissa Goodnight. Here’s what Melissa had to say about how she approached revealing intimate moments in her own life, and how writing helped to process her grief in service to others… 
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Kristin Macintyre

Life’s Inherent Opposites

Aurora Nowak interviews
Kristin Macintyre

 
 

Poetry co-editor Aurora Nowak recently had this exchange with Issue #39 featured poet Kristin Macintyre. Here’s what she had to say about the kindness she’s experienced in workshops, the process of listening to a poem’s “deepest concern” as it unfolds, and more… 
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Rosanna Staffa

“We Must Take Very Delicate Chances”

Kathrin Hutson interviews
Rosanna Staffa

 
 

Fiction co-editor Kathrin Hutson recently had this exchange with Issue #39 featured fiction author Rosanna Staffa. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her playwriting background, her decision to write in English as opposed to Italian, her first language, and more… 
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Peter Galligan

Disrupting the Rhythm

Alex Carroll interviews
Peter Galligan

 
 

Nonfiction reader Alex Carroll recently had this exchange with Issue #39 featured nonfiction author Peter Galligan. Here’s what he had to say about how music informs his work, revisiting traumatic times, gaining agency through writing, and more… 
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Let the Real Truth Shape Your Work

Alex Carroll interviews
Shaun Anderson

 
 

Nonfiction reader Alex Carroll recently had this exchange with Issue #38 featured nonfiction author Shaun Anderson. Here’s what he had to say about how journaling informs his writing, how he navigates the line between fact and fiction, what he’s working on next, and more… 
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E. Kristin Anderson

Creativity Driven by Constraint

Aurora Nowak interviews
E. Kristin Anderson

 
 

Poetry co-editor Aurora Nowak recently had this exchange with Issue #38 featured poet E. Kristin Anderson. Here’s what she had to say about why she was drawn to the centos form, how she approaches rough drafts and revisions, what she’s working on next, and more…. 
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Sorrow and Empathy

Grace Safford interviews
Sarah Freligh

 
 

Fiction co-editor Grace Safford recently had this exchange with Issue #38 featured fiction author Sarah Freligh. Here’s what she had to say about her best and worst workshop experiences, character development, her writing routine, and more…. 
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Casey Lefante

Keeping the Work of Literature Alive

Kathrin Hutson interviews
Casey Lefante

 
 

Fiction co-editor Kathrin Hutson recently had this exchange with Issue #37 featured fiction author Casey Lefante. Here’s what she had to say about employing the second-person point of view, writing about politics, her revision process, and more…. 
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Jordan Floyd

The Energy of a Moment

Alex Carroll interviews
Jordan Floyd

 
 

One of our nonfiction readers, Alex Carroll, recently had this exchange with Issue #29 featured author Jordan Floyd. Here’s what he had to say about his literary influences (including Joan Didion and Lil Peep), his experiences growing up in Utah, his current work as a playwright, and more… 
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