Robin Chapman on “Oak Ridge” & “Early Days”

Posted on Dec 24, 2015 | No Comments
Robin Chapman on “Oak Ridge” & “Early Days”

Based in her home-state of Tennessee, Robin Chapman’s poems “Oak Ridge” & “Early Days” (Issue 1) present morning in its most unsullied form: at home, in nature, as a childhood remembrance. In the following interview, Chapman discusses mythic plots, her workspace, and the secrets of her childhood.

Jane Katims on “Croissants, Casseroles, a Fine Bordeaux”

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 | No Comments
Jane Katims on “Croissants, Casseroles, a Fine Bordeaux”

In “Croissants, Casseroles, a Fine Bordeaux” (Issue 3), Jane Katims tells a story about change, memory, artifact and loss, chronicling the joys and challenges of caring for an aging loved one. In her interview, Katims discusses her mother-in-law, Meryl Streep, and she recommends a writer to us.

Nico Cassanetti on “Upper West Side”

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 | No Comments
Nico Cassanetti on “Upper West Side”

Nico Cassanetti (Issue 8) writes about loss and place in “Upper West Side,” an excerpt from a larger collection of essays. In the following interview, Cassanetti discusses music, New York, and the phrase her grandmother has taped to the refrigerator.

Richard Gilbert on, “Don’t Call Me Dick”

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 | No Comments
Richard Gilbert on, “Don’t Call Me Dick”

A confrontation at a cafeteria table in first grade begins Richard Gilbert’s moving essay, “Don’t Call Me Dick” (Issue 6), about naming, adolescence, and coming in to one’s own. In his interview, Gilbert discusses his influences, his happiest moment, and the reason he decided to write his piece.

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.

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.

Marcia Aldrich on “Walk on By”

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 | No Comments
Marcia Aldrich on “Walk on By”

Marcia Aldrich describes the darker side of garage sales — and what we learn when we learn to let go in “Walk on By” (Issue 3). In her interview, Aldrich discusses inspiration, how having a child influenced her writing, and her motto.

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.