S.R. Aichinger on “Flea Market”

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S.R. Aichinger on “Flea Market”

In “Flea Market” (Issue 3), S.R. Aichinger recounts a Nebraska flea market, a set of Nancy Drew novels, and the end of a relationship.  In the following interview, Aichinger discusses and slam poetry, authors to whom he is drawn, and rattlesnakes.

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.

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.

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.

Erika Janik on “A Catalogue of My Dad”

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 | No Comments
Erika Janik on “A Catalogue of My Dad”

When Erika Janik loses her dad, she chooses five of his belongings to keep. In “A Catalogue of My Dad” (Issue 3), she reconnects with him and herself via the objects he left behind. In the following interview, Janik discusses her work space, her high school English teacher, and her greatest extravagance.

Scott Russell Morris on “Points of Tangency”

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 | No Comments
Scott Russell Morris on “Points of Tangency”

Sparked by a second-hand book, a gift, Morris explores our connections, from Facebook to the name plate in a book on squirrels, and the stories around us in “Points of Tangency,” (Issue 3). In the following interview, Morris discusses the talent he would most like to have, his inspiration for his piece, and he recommends […]

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