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 […]

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.

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.