Building Creative Community in the MFA and Beyond: A Conversation with Blue Stoop’s Joshua Demaree

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

A Wild Circus in the Back Room: An Interview with KMA Sullivan of Vinyl and YesYes Books

This interview was conducted over email during the Fall of 2018. I don't know if the right word to use is 'stumble' when YesYes Books has been publishing for close to a decade, but I stumbled across their booth at an AWP conference two years ago and have been an avid reader of their publications … Continue reading A Wild Circus in the Back Room: An Interview with KMA Sullivan of Vinyl and YesYes Books

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 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