Jarita Davis on “Alone in Plymouth”

Posted on May 12, 2016 | No Comments
Jarita Davis on “Alone in Plymouth”

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 […]

Elicia Epstein on “Life of a Liveaboard”

Posted on May 12, 2016 | No Comments
Elicia Epstein on “Life of a Liveaboard”

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.

Naseem Jamnia on “If I Were a Boy”

Posted on May 5, 2016 | No Comments
Naseem Jamnia on “If I Were a Boy”

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.

Katie Hagen on “Why I Quit Facebook”

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 | No Comments
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.

Jonathan Travelstead on “The Appalachian Trail: Selected Poems”

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 | No Comments
Jonathan Travelstead on “The Appalachian Trail: Selected Poems”

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 on “Lobsterman”

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 | No Comments
Mary Laura Philpott on “Lobsterman”

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 on “Killing Time”

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 | No Comments
Erin Celello on “Killing Time”

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.

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. 

Jenni Simmons on “A Strange and Common Meal”

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 | No Comments
Jenni Simmons on “A Strange and Common Meal”

In her eloquent essay, “A Strange and Common Meal” (Issue 6), Jenni Simmons reflects on the many forms “communion” takes, from sacred ritual to Southern suppers. In her interview, Simmons discusses coloring, her workspace, and her influences.

Shasta Grant on “The Long Way Home”

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 | No Comments
Shasta Grant on “The Long Way Home”

Shasta Grant writes on adoption, belonging, and letting go in “The Long Way Home” (Issue 2). In her interview, Grant discusses motherhood, her workspaces, and her happiest moment.