I am passionate about allowing people to exist where they are instead of trying to make them fit into boxes.
I rode my bike to Ridgewood, Queens, where Clement was already outside rolling a cigarette.
Josh Christian: I wanted to start with a broader question to get us into your life and work. I think what struck me about it was that there were so many threads that are happening, and you’re introducing your reader to this whole world of disability that maybe they haven’t even begun to consider, right? […]
Dominic Chambers is a New Haven-based artist whose immersive, brightly-hued color field paintings explore Black intellectualism and moments of leisure. He earned a BFA from the Milwaukee School of Art and Design in 2016 and an MFA from Yale University in 2019, and has exhibited in shows across the US and Europe. In this interview, […]
KATHERINE FALLON: Liz Kay’s poems have appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Nimrod, Willow Springs, The New York Quarterly, Iron Horse Literary Review, Redactions, and Sugar House Review. She is the author of The Witch Tells the Story and Makes it True (Quarter Press) the chapbook, Something to Help Me Sleep (dancing […]
I was first drawn to Xuan Loc Xuan’s mesmerizing illustrations on the cover of a book of poetry, E.J. Koh’s A Lesser Love. On this cover, a girl in a green dress takes measured steps across what seems to be an endless sea of lily pads. Since then, I have come to learn that […]
Lilly Dancyger is the author of Negative Space, a reported and illustrated memoir selected by Carmen Maria Machado as a winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards. She is also the editor of Burn It Down, an anthology of essays on women’s anger. Find her on Twitter at @lillydancyger. This interview has been edited for brevity […]
Donika Kelly is the author of the chapbook Aviarium (fivehundred places) and the full-length collections The Renunciations (Graywolf 2021) and Bestiary (Graywolf). Bestiary is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was also long-listed for the National Book Award and […]
Hayley Cranberry Small (she/her) is an Artist, Urban Planner, and Ceramicist working out of Brooklyn, NY. They started Lutte Collective, a platform for highlighting disabled and chronically ill artists, in 2017. Corey Durbin: Thank you so much for taking time to talk with us, could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself […]
The following interview was dictated from a video conversation that took place on January 28, 2021. Leslie Diuguid: I can’t wear these. (removing headphones) Corey Durbin: I can’t hear you. LD: (muffled) . . . blah blah blah blah CD: Okay, I got you. LD: Okay, here I am, but yeah, that’s the disappointing thing. […]