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Interview: Adam Tavel

By on March 3, 2014

Adam Tavel received the 2010 Robert Frost Award, and his forthcoming collections are The Fawn Abyss (Salmon, 2014) and Red Flag Up (Kattywompus, 2013), a chapbook. His recent poems appear or will soon appear in West Branch, Indiana Review, Zone

Rethinking Small Towns and Fragments: An Interview with Chad Simpson

By on August 20, 2013

by Abbey Hood Chad Simpson is the winner of the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. His short story collection Tell Everyone I Said Hi was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2012. Chad was raised in Monmouth,

Pirouettes and Courage: An Interview with Daniel Duane

By on August 1, 2013

by Cody Leutgens   Daniel Duane is the author of seven books, including the surf memoir Caught Inside, A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast. His journalism, appearing in Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine,  Bon Appetit, GQ, and

Telling Two Stories in One Breath: An Interview with Tyehimba Jess

By on July 12, 2013

by Jessica Kinnison     American poet Tyehimba Jess entered the MFA program at New York University in 2002 with half of his poetry book leadbelly written. His colleagues knew what he was going to bring to every workshop—another leadbelly

Monsters, Video Games, and Design: An Interview with Rebecca King

By on July 5, 2013

by Lori Barrett     Rebecca King is the Founding Editor and Designer at Origami Zoo Press. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University in 2011. Her fiction has appeared in decomP Magazine, >kill author, Dogzplot, and others. The Fourth

Where the Lion is also the Lion Tamer: An Interview with Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin

By on April 5, 2013

by Leah Brennan     Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão often writes about the dry, harsh landscape of Brazil’s northeast region where he was born. He credits his love for language to his mother and her support of the poets who

Interview: Luis Alberto Urrea

By on April 2, 2013

By Linda M. Robertson Luis Alberto Urrea is the son of a Mexican father and an American mother. The critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 13 books, Urrea has won numerous awards for his poetry, fiction, and essays. The Devil’s Highway,

Wolves, Language Acoustics, and Exhaustion: An Interview with Matt Bell

By on February 28, 2013

by Chris Burlingame   Matt Bell is the author of How They Were Found (2010, Keyhole Press) and Cataclysm Baby (2012, Mud Luscious Press), as well as three chapbooks. His fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, and American Short

The Science of Inspiration: An Interview with Aubrey Hirsch

By on February 13, 2013

by Caroline Horwitz Aubrey Hirsch taught in Chatham’s MFA program before moving to Colorado Springs for the Daehler Fellowship from Colorado College. She has published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in several literary journals. Two of her nonfiction essays we discussed

Interview: Hillary Wentworth

By on June 29, 2012

by Cassandra Bogue   Hillary Wentworth earned her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  Her writing has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Caesura, and Red Wheelbarrow, among others. Her flash fiction piece “146.9 Volts” was selected for the