I want to find ways to connect what maybe seems unrelated, until they are tied inexorably in the world of the poem or the book.
Articulating the Inarticulable: An Interview with Kayleb Rae Candrilli on their latest collection Water I Won’t Touch
Women Writers in Indie Publishing:
Alissa Hattman Interviewed by Raki Kopernik
Share your work and allow yourself to be vulnerable, risking something on every page.
An Interview with Dramatist Diana Burbano
by Janis Butler Holm
I am passionate about allowing people to exist where they are instead of trying to make them fit into boxes.
The Perpetual Garden with Clement Oladipo and Kandis Williams
by Corey Durbin
I rode my bike to Ridgewood, Queens, where Clement was already outside rolling a cigarette.
On the Freedom and Creativity in Messiness: A Conversation with The Cyborg Jillian Weise
by Josh Christian
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? […]
Always Show Up: An Interview with Artist Dominic Chambers
by Aya Kusch
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, […]
Interview with Liz Kay
by Katherine Fallon
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 […]
Just Freedom: An Interview with Illustrator Xuan Loc Xuan
by Aya Kusch
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 Interview by Raki Kopernik: Jewish Women Writers
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 […]
What’s Foretold, What’s Witheld: An Interview with Donika Kelly on The Renunciations
by Robin Gow
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 […]