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.