Joshua Demaree is a creative nonfiction writer and a literary community organizer. Along with Emma Eisenberg, Joshua is a co-founder of Blue Stoop, a hub for literary Philly. Blue Stoop offers rigorous creative writing workshops as an MFA alternative with the express goal of opening up a physical space dedicated to literary culture in the greater … Continue reading Building Creative Community in the MFA and Beyond: A Conversation with Blue Stoop’s Joshua Demaree
Wide Range Through a Single Lens: An Interview with Michael Dumanis of Bennington Review
"I discovered writers whose work I really admire as a consequence of editing Bennington Review. The ideas I have about writing as a writer probably influence my aesthetic as an editor. "
Old School: Interview with Sophia Starmack of The Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship
In the world of fellowships, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown enjoys name recognition among writers and artists. The program is internationally known as a fantastic center for developing visual and literary art, and offers a 7-month residency granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists. Their upcoming deadline for writing applications is Dec. … Continue reading Old School: Interview with Sophia Starmack of The Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship
An Interview with Sheila Squillante, Editor-in-Chief of The Fourth River
Sheila Squillante is a poet and a professor, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Fourth River, the literary journal of Chatham University’s MFA Program. As editor, she helps guide students through the process of reading submissions and preparing the literary journal for publication. The journal seeks to explore the relationship between humans and their environments and … Continue reading An Interview with Sheila Squillante, Editor-in-Chief of The Fourth River
Interview with Stevie Edwards of Muzzle Magazine, Part 2 of 2
Part two of an interview with Stevie Edwards of Muzzle Magazine. How do you think Muzzle is conversation with, situated against, or challenges prevailing aesthetics in publishing right now? While there certainly is no national shortage of online and print poetry journals, small presses focused upon poetry, and poetry readings, there does seem to be … Continue reading Interview with Stevie Edwards of Muzzle Magazine, Part 2 of 2
Interview with Stevie Edwards of Muzzle Magazine, Part 1
I recently had a lovely Internet chat with the esteemed and gracious Stevie Edwards about the impetus for starting the booming Muzzle Magazine; her favorite spirits (not like Hemingway, but more like his drinks); the magazine’s herculean editorial board; some of her favorite emerging writers; cats in cover letters; and the magazine’s push to marry … Continue reading Interview with Stevie Edwards of Muzzle Magazine, Part 1
Interview with Joy Katz at Pleiades
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joy Katz, Editor-at-Large for Pleiades and Pleiades Press. In addition to her work with the journal, Katz has released three collections of poetry: Fabulae (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002), The Garden Room (Tupelo Press, 2006), and—most recently—All You Do is Perceive (Four Way Books, 2013). She also coedited … Continue reading Interview with Joy Katz at Pleiades
Interview with Sara Watson of The Cincinnati Review
Members of our minnesota review staff have recently been conducting interviews with editors of lit journals we admire in order to learn more about how this kind of publishing is done in other places. As a big fan of and former volunteer reader at The Cincinnati Review, I wanted to find out more about and … Continue reading Interview with Sara Watson of The Cincinnati Review
An Interview with Mike Dockins
Mike Dockins was born in 1972 and grew up in Yonkers, New York. He holds a BS from SUNY Brockport (1999), an MFA from UMass Amherst (2002), and a Ph.D. from Georgia State (2010). His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, The Gettysburg Review, Quarterly West, Indiana Review, PANK, and in the 2007 edition of The … Continue reading An Interview with Mike Dockins
Interview with Sherry Linkon and John Russo
Sherry Linkon and John Russo founded and continue to run the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio, the first multidisciplinary center in America devoted to the study of working-class culture. Linkon and Russo also collaborated on Steeltown USA: Work and Memory in Youngstown (2002) and New Working-Class Studies (2005), a collection of essays on approaches to the … Continue reading Interview with Sherry Linkon and John Russo
Interview with Carol J. Adams
Today's post is a bit of a change for our regular blog content, although not our journal. You likely already know that the minnesota review features both creative and critical writing, but you may not have known that we often feature interviews with leading scholars. Today, we're featuring part of an interview that Heather Steffen conducted … Continue reading Interview with Carol J. Adams
How the Poetry Blog “How a Poem Happens” Happened
An interview with Brian Brodeur on how his blog, How a Poem Happens, happened.
Arisa White Photo Interview
Issue 75 poet Arisa White keeps it organic in this symbolic photo interview with The Minnesota Review.
Brian Brodeur Photo Interview
Sometimes writing is precarious business. Find out how much in this photo interview with poet Brian Brodeur.
An Interview with Marcus Wicker
The Minnesota Review talked with poet Marcus Wicker about music, pop culture, and writing. For him, the three are inherently linked.
Denise Duhamel Photo Interview
Find out the secret role of the No-Sew Turkey Lacer in the artistic process. The Minnesota Review staff asks Issue 75 Poetry Contributor Denise Duhamel some basic literary-interview questions and receives Duhamel's answers - in the form of images.
An Interview with Matthew Shenoda
Poet Matthew Shenoda took a few moments to share his thoughts on poetry and craft.