Jonathan Travelstead explores the austerity of the wilderness in “The Appalachian Trail” (Issue 4), a selection of poems from Conflict Tours. In this interview, he talks about discipline, woodworking, and the importance of routine.
Erin Celello addresses our uneasy relationship with nature in her essay “Killing Time” (Issue 4) by exploring the various forms of animal death our consciences have to confront. In this interview, she discusses her creative process, from the state of her workplace to the way she deals with writer’s block.
In “Goodbye, Sweet Girl” (Issue 4), Kelly Sundberg brings us inside one (of her many) summer(s) as a wilderness ranger, a bad night at a Motel 6, and slowly her healing heart. In this interview, Sundberg discusses music, writing about sex, and her current state of mind.
In “Two Minutes” (Issue 4), Kevin Haworth navigates Tel Aviv and the Gaza conflict, summer 2014, through technology and family. This is a story of survival, love, and bomb shelters. In the following interview, Haworth discusses his children, his impromptu workspace for his piece, and teaches us a little Hebrew.