Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Jon Pineda

What is your go-to pen(cil)? It's usually anything that leaves a mark, but lately, for some reason, it's been the BIC Velocity (1.6).  The ink has to be thick and smear in spots along the pages, otherwise, I don't feel like I'm writing. Most beautiful word in all the world: Two immediately come to mind: Yes and No.  (Of … Continue reading Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Jon Pineda

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Interview with Suzi F. Garcia, Poetry Editor for Noemi Press

Suzi F. Garcia is an editor for Noemi Press, a 501(c)(3) arts organization founded in 2002 and currently housed at Virginia Tech. She graciously agreed to my questions. I was excited to hear Suzi’s thoughts about working with a press, on navigating first forays into publishing, and what advice she would give for those just … Continue reading Interview with Suzi F. Garcia, Poetry Editor for Noemi Press

Interview With Puerto Del Sol & APOSTROPHE BOOKS Editor Richard Greenfield

Richard Greenfield is the editor-in-chief of New Mexico State University’s (NMSU’s) literary magazine Puerto Del Sol and the co-founding editor with Mark Tursi of APOSTROPHE BOOKS. He is an associate professor of English at NMSU where he teaches poetry to graduates and undergraduates. He has published three books: Subterranean (forthcoming Omnidawn 2018), Tracer (Omnidawn 2009) … Continue reading Interview With Puerto Del Sol & APOSTROPHE BOOKS Editor Richard Greenfield

An Interview with Derek Askey, Editorial Assistant for The Sun

The Sun Magazine was founded in 1974 by Sy Safransky. Their motto is “Personal. Political. Provocative. Ad Free.,” and they are proud to be a reader-supported publication that pays their writers. They publish nonfiction, fiction, poetry and photography that evokes “the splendor and heartache of being human.” Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Derek … Continue reading An Interview with Derek Askey, Editorial Assistant for The Sun

How to Teach Spoken Word in the Classroom

For me, spoken word/performance poetry is easily one of the most fascinating talents on this planet. I remember watching Andrea Gibson perform “Blue Blanket,” and I was ruined. By the time she finished her poem, she and I were the only people in the room—I had completely tuned out everyone and everything around me except … Continue reading How to Teach Spoken Word in the Classroom

An Interview with Civil Coping Mechanisms Editor Janice Lee

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Janice Lee from Civil Coping Mechanisms about the behind-the-scenes responsibilities of an editor for both a literary journal as well as a book series. The following post is a compilation of my questions and her email responses. Read on for her take on starting a … Continue reading An Interview with Civil Coping Mechanisms Editor Janice Lee