Interview | Doretta Lau

Doretta Lau’s short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? provides a feeling of homecoming. The stories take place between Vancouver, New York, and Hong Kong, as the [...]

Interview | Bettina Judd

Aba Micah Collins-Sibley: I became familiar with you and your work when you read at Smith College in Spring 2015, but if you were to attempt the, perhaps impossible, task of explaining the ethos [...]

Interview | Cara Benedetto

Cara Benedetto is an artist who uses writing to get it going. She lives in Virginia because that’s where the bumper lovers stick. She currently lives for learning environments. LA Warman is [...]

Interview | T Kira Madden

Ann Ward: First of all, hey! I’m so happy to be doing this with you guys–you are two women I have so much love and respect for; two truly badass, hardworking and inspiring wonders. So [...]

Interview | Stefan Kiesbye

I was first introduced to Stefan Kiesbye’s work in a seminar on the novella at UMass Amherst’s MFA program. While we were reading Next Door Lived a Girl, my house burned down, and because I had [...]

Interview | John Keene

John Keene—writer, translator, and Associate Professor of English and African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark—published his collection of short fiction titled [...]

Interview | Tracy K. Smith

For over a decade, Tracy K. Smith has enamored readers and writers with her language and narrative and the ease of which she displays her mastery of both, manipulating them on the page into [...]

Interview | Kate Litterer

I can’t recall how Kate Litterer and I initially found each other in the dense mist of online poetry, but think of it this way: it’s 2001 and we’re on Audiogalaxy, looking to download the kind of [...]

Interview | Derrick Austin

In early April, Derrick Austin and I discussed his debut book of poems, Trouble the Water. From queerness, to blackness, to Caravaggio, to R&B singers, Austin’s sorcery extends from his poems [...]

Interview | Maggie Dietz

Maggie Dietz, That Kind of Happy Groundhog’s Day has passed and spring has come early. The poet, Maggie Dietz, and I walk from her graduate class in Boston University’s historic Room 222 to [...]

Interview | Chloe Caldwell

I read Chloe Caldwell’s novella, WOMEN, for the first time last spring. I was still getting used to living alone after my boyfriend suddenly broke up with me and moved out. I was counting [...]

Interview | Mona Awad

Mona Awad’s new book, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, is a bold, heartbreaking and humorous story of one woman’s struggle with her weight in a culture that defines women by their physical [...]

Interview | Laura van den Berg

by Aliza Sajjad Last week I fangirled. And no, it was not over some dreamy boyband or a heartthrob with nicely parted hair. Recently that piercing, wide-eyed excitement has been reserved for only [...]

Interview | Sigitas Parulskis

The latest novel by Lithuania’s Sigitas Parulskis breaks new ground both for the author and for his readers. Tamsa ir partneriai (Darkness & Co., Alma Littera, 2012) is considered to be the [...]

Damian Rogers | Interview

by Mike Spry Damian Rogers is a renaissance woman of ever there was one. She works as the poetry editor at House of Anansi Press; the creative director of Poetry in Voice, a national recitation [...]

Interview | Metatron

by Bükem Reitmayer Publishing is a labour of love. No one gets into it for the money or fame. Often it is a side project, something done in the wee hours, when a break in responsibilities can be [...]

Interview | Caki Wilkinson

  By Andrew Purcell A couple weeks ago I reached out to Caki Wilkinson with a few questions about her development as a poet and about her new book, The Wynona Stone Poems (Persea Books [...]

Interview | Round Table

  by Nina Puro In August 2014, the “alt-lit” literary scenes in Brooklyn and the Bay Area were shaken by multiple reports of gendered abuse and sexual assault. The conversation spread [...]

Interview | Shane Hinton

by Steven Paul Lansky I met Shane Hinton a few years back, when I began visiting Tampa, Florida.  Then, I participated in a writing seminar where Hinton had a leadership role as a facilitator.  [...]

Interview | David McGimpsey

by Mike Spry Here’s a poetry where trees don’t have sex, when the yarrow observed from a car seat can stand in, plain image, plain symbol, and not be you observing me as overweight. If David [...]

Interview | Mad Men’s Semi Chellas

by Rebecca Fishow I was hooked on the stylistic TV drama Mad Men the moment I began binge-watching the show a year or so back (thanks, Netflix!). I may have been late to the party, but I was [...]

Interview | Octavio Quintanilla

Back in July of 2014, Octavio Quintanilla mailed me a copy of If I go Missing, his debut collection of poetry published by Slough Press. I read and reread the book, recognizing several poems from [...]

Interview | George Saunders

by Rebecca Fishow If George Saunders’ adventurous fiction displays generosity, creativity, and empathy, it’s because he too embodies all of these traits. As a writer a few years out of graduate [...]

Interview | Sean Michaels

by Melissa Bull Author, journalist, and music critic Sean Michaels’ first novel, Us Conductors, a story inspired by the life of the Russian scientist, inventor and spy, Lev Termen, won Canada’s [...]

Interview | Alex Dimitrov

by Megan Fernandes Alex Dimitrov came to Concordia University in Montreal on Thursday, March 5th for a campus-wide reading. The following day he came to speak to my class, “Queer Sexuality and [...]

Interview | Charles Bernstein

Natalia Fedorova and Charles Bernstein in conversation in New York, 2013 CA: Which of the Russian writers do you relate to? CB: My closest friend in Russia was Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, but I also [...]

Interview | Dana Spiotta

by Chanelle Benz I met Dana Spiotta in 2009 at the Syracuse University MFA Program. We had both just arrived, but unlike me she knew what she was doing. As she challenged our literary boundaries, [...]

Interview | Spencer Reese

When I contacted poet Father Spencer Reece he was in Madrid, suffering jet lag from a recent flight. Still, he made time to talk about his year teaching English and poetry at Our Little Roses, [...]

Interview | Aleksandr Skidan

by Philip Metres Born in Leningrad in 1965, Aleksandr Skidan is one of Russia’s most important contemporary poets and cultural critics. With language that is at once literary, cinematic, [...]

Interview | Rivka Galchen

by Rebecca Fishow I first met Rivka Galchen in endlessly grey, snowy Syracuse, New York.  I was an MFA student student at Syracuse University, Galchen was a visiting professor, teaching a class [...]

Interview | Romas Zabarauskas

by Mikhail Iossel The artistic and evocative films written and directed by openly gay Lithuanian activist Romas Zabarauskas deal with social issues or gender, sexism, homophobia, and borders.  [...]

Interview | Josip Novakovich

by Rebecca Fishow Cosmonauts Avenue: Let’s jump right in with the piece for Cosmonauts, Washing Hands in Ramallah, an essay on your time teaching in Jerusalem and travel to the West Bank. How [...]