Katie Hagen on “Why I Quit Facebook”

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Katie Hagen on “Why I Quit Facebook”

In the short essay “Why I Quit Facebook” (Issue 2), Katie Hagen explores the “weirdness” of Facebook–its social loneliness, its alienating attention. In this interview, she discusses her editing process and the connection between music and writing.

Heather Gatley on “Summer of ’76”

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 | No Comments
Heather Gatley on “Summer of ’76”

In “Summer of ’76” (Issue 1), an unprecedented heat wave laid siege on England and writer Heather Gatley spent her mornings working at a “plant breeding station”. In the interview following, Gatley explores nostalgia, traveling, and teaching. 

Brad Aaron Modlin on “They’ll Try Again Tomorrow”

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 | No Comments
Brad Aaron Modlin on “They’ll Try Again Tomorrow”

In “They’ll Try Again Tomorrow” (Issue 5), Brad Aaron Modlin makes use of surrealist elements and compact, poetic language to voice a collective outcry for escape. In his interview, Modlin discusses his workplace(s), creative blocks, and his greatest extravagance.

Penny Guisinger on “Batboy is Disappointed”

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 | No Comments
Penny Guisinger on “Batboy is Disappointed”

Batboy loses a mitten, but mom gains an important lesson about life and the way we live it, in “Batboy is Disappointed” (Issue 3). In the following interview, Guisinger discusses her creative process, the idea of creative block, and her happiest moment.

Gail Segal on “The Swing”

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 | No Comments
Gail Segal on “The Swing”

From her apartment in New York City, Gail Segal spies a little girl and her oversized teddy bear in “The Swing” (Issue 1). Segal meditates on the idea of possibility. In her interview, Segal discusses influences, timed writing, and films.

Ellee Achten on “My Body Knows”

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 | No Comments
Ellee Achten on “My Body Knows”

In “My Body Knows” (Issue 6), a piece of flash nonfiction, Ellee Achten sees not only bounty, but also danger, at the table. In the interview following, Achten discusses food allergies, moving, and her impromptu workspaces.

Shahé Mankerain on “Table Poems”

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 | No Comments
Shahé Mankerain on “Table Poems”

Armenian coffee, the complex character of his mother, and a range of tables are featured in Shahé Mankerian’s brief collection of “Table Poems” (Issue 6). In the following interview, Mankerian discusses his mother’s recitation and repertoire of poems, writing before sunrise on Sundays, and typewriters. 

Erica Trabold on “Child Proof”

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 | No Comments
Erica Trabold on “Child Proof”

Erica Trabold’s flash essay, “Child Proof” (Issue 7), challenges the notion that everyone wants to be a parent. In her interview, Trabold discusses the meaning of “to have proof of” and “to proof,” creative blocks, and extravagance.

Leslie F. Miller on “(No) Satisfaction”

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 | No Comments
Leslie F. Miller on “(No) Satisfaction”

In “(No) Satisfaction” (Issue 2), Leslie F. Miller tells of her decision to live… and how the notes of a song became a mantra she could live by. In her interview, Miller discusses her creative process, mosaics, and the word “fuck.”

Dana Norris on “Rebellion”

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 | No Comments
Dana Norris on “Rebellion”

Dana Norris captures teenage “Rebellion” (Issue 3), inside the aisles of Walgreens. Unexpected freedom and boys are found beside facial masks and Cadbury cream eggs. In the interview following, Norris discusses dance, motherhood, and purchasing things as an escape.

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