Raw talent is not necessarily a predictor of success. However, engaging regularly in your practice, listening openly to critiques of your work, and not allowing rejection to deter you will all help you succeed.
This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. The following is an interview with writer and voice talent Kelly Gray, and sound engineer Meredith Johnson, who collectively created an audio experience from Gray’s chapbook, My Fingers are Whales & Other Stories of Cetology, available to listen or download for free through […]
“There’s a… freedom allowed you in poetry. And I trust that, even if I can’t explain it. It bleeds into my fiction, in many ways.”
“I find a lot of comfort in nihilism.” Eric Boyd on David Bowie, black and white films, and the end of the world.
Anthologizing the last fifty years of American short stories, editor John Freeman developed a unique lens for how everything happening in the nation was being reflected in our fiction. After reading and selecting from almost two thousand stories, he created a representative literary collage that is unlike any other anthology of the form. He kindly […]
KATHERINE FALLON: I am here today with Heather Sweeney, she/her, who lives in San Diego where she writes, teaches and does visual art. Her chapbooks include Just Let Me Have This from Selcouth Station Press and Same Bitch, Different Era: The Real Housewives Poems from above/ground press. She is also the author of the […]
This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Robin Gow: One of the lines in the first poem really resonated with my own experience with gender and then understanding the complexities of gender for speakers in the book. You write, “I think I knew I was a boy / when the boy […]
To see more works from Alissa Hattman please visit her website: https://www.alissahattman.com/ This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Raki Kopernik: You have a beautiful new zine chapbook out called, Post, which consists of a collection of postcards written to various people and places. Do you consider it a zine or a chapbook, […]
Janis Butler Holm: Diana, you’re known in southern California as a drama professional who has very successfully integrated art and activism. Before we address your personal trajectory as a writer and performer, could you describe your involvement in various social justice projects, past and present? Diana Burbano: I have written for the Protest Plays project […]
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? […]