Interviews

A Visual Cacophony of Experience

Mark Benton interviews
Leah Oates

 
 

Art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Issue #38 featured artist Leah Oates. Here’s what she had to say about her childhood in Maine, her photographic techniques, how art can inform the political discourse, and more… 
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stories happening all around us

Robin McLean interviews
Nathan Leslie

 

Guest editor Robin McLean interviewed featured fiction author Nathan Leslie for this issue. Here’s what Leslie had to say about voice, the use of time and memory in fiction, and his drafting process…. Read more

bouncing off moonlight

Cynthia Close interviews
Riki Moss

 

Our art co-editor Cynthia Close recently had this exchange with Riki Moss, whose work is featured in our Vol. 2 print issue. Here’s what Moss had to say about the influence of place and working space on her evolution as an artist; how she balances the impulses to paint, sculpt, and write; and some of the artists and themes that inspire her… Read more

Ken Hohing, Mud Season Review Artist

my captions would be different

Mike Sweeney interviews
Ken Hohing

 

Our art co-editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Ken Hohing, our Issue #22 featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the layers of story behind the South Korean photographs, his path to becoming an artist, and the “magic” he looks for in a photograph… Read more

moral ambiguities in everyday life

JD Fox interviews
Sam Gridley

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Sam Gridley, our Issue #18 featured fiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his writing process, his guiding lights, and what went into “How I Found God in the Laundromat” and what he hopes readers get from it…. Read more

voiceless people, monuments, and places

Erin Post interviews
Abhay K

 

Our poetry co-editor Erin Post recently had this exchange with Abhay K, our Issue #17 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the connection between his work as a diplomat and a poet, some of the projects he has worked on in the past, and what he is working on now… Read more

why bright things are sometimes contained

Cynthia Close interviews
Holly Savas

 

Our art co-editor Cynthia Close recently had this exchange with Holly Savas, our Issue #17 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her transition from marketing to art, through her time in Spain; the details of her working process; and how she balances creative risk and continuity… Read more

writer’s reiki

Katie Stromme interviews
Arthur Plotnik

 

Our fiction co-editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Arthur Plotnik, our Issue #16 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what he had to say about his essay “Sap Rising,” his career as a writer, and his evolving writing community…. Read more

story as a choreographed number

JD Fox interviews
Rebecca Fishow

 

Our fiction co-editor JD Fox recently had this exchange with Rebecca Fishow, our Issue #16 featured fiction author. Here’s what she had to say about her writing process, her approach to style, and her development as a writer through her reading… 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