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.

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.

Kelly Sundberg on “Goodbye, Sweet Girl”

Posted on Aug 6, 2015 | No Comments
Kelly Sundberg on “Goodbye, Sweet Girl”

In “Goodbye, Sweet Girl” (Issue 4), Kelly Sundberg brings us inside one (of her many) summer(s) as a wilderness ranger, a bad night at a Motel 6, and slowly her healing heart.  In this interview, Sundberg discusses music, writing about sex, and her current state of mind.

Bill Vernon on “Rings”

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 | No Comments
Bill Vernon on “Rings”

In the compact essay, “Rings,” (Issue 2) writer Bill Vernon remembers the childhood trauma associated with ringing pigs on a neighbor’s farm. In his interview, Vernon discusses inspiration, dancing, and contemplating his writing away from a computer.

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