Proximity is excited to announce the addition of two new editors to our family: Shasta Grant and Stacy Muszynski. Thanks to the growth of our readership with each issue and the writers who continue to submit their wonderful work, we’ve decided to expand our team with the aim of increasing our abilities to work with so […]
In “Alone in Plymouth” (Issue 9), a poem addressed to a Cape Verdean immigrant, Jarita Davis investigates the character of one of the rare Cape Verdean owners of cranberry fields in the 1930’s. In this interview, she discusses her inspiration for the piece, her research process in writing it, and the way reading fiction affects […]
In this photo essay “Life of a Liveaboard” (Issue 1), Elicia Epstein captures the daily surroundings of a family living in a sailboat off the coast of Maine. In this interview she discusses her work on Tracing the Pass, a documentary about the environmental effects of an energy infrastructure project.
In Naseem Jamnia’s essay “If I Were a Boy” (Issue 7), she explores her relationship to femininity in the context of her family and childhood. In this interview, she discusses the authors that inspire her, her purpose in writing this essay, and the connection between science and writing.
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.
Mary Laura Philpott takes normalcy to task in “Lobsterman” (Issue 6), a quick, witty essay about the misunderstandings and miscalculations of childhood. In this interview, she discusses her writing strategies, from finding inspiration in fiction to beating writer’s block.
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.