Shasta Grant on “The Long Way Home”

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 | No Comments
Shasta Grant on “The Long Way Home”

Shasta Grant writes on adoption, belonging, and letting go in “The Long Way Home” (Issue 2). In her interview, Grant discusses motherhood, her workspaces, and her happiest moment.

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.

Brad Aaron Modlin on “They’ll Try Again Tomorrow”

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 | No Comments
Brad Aaron Modlin on “They’ll Try Again Tomorrow”

In “They’ll Try Again Tomorrow” (Issue 5), Brad Aaron Modlin makes use of surrealist elements and compact, poetic language to voice a collective outcry for escape. In his interview, Modlin discusses his workplace(s), creative blocks, and his greatest extravagance.

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.

Holly Allin on “A Single Step”

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 | No Comments
Holly Allin on “A Single Step”

Holly Allin’s piece, “A Single Step” (Issue 2), depicts a biking adventure from Argentina to Alaska, a stray dog and a lesson on courage. In her interview, Allin discusses how photos helped with her piece, her inspiration for writing her piece, and monkeys.

Naomi Guttman on “Red Elephant”

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 | No Comments
Naomi Guttman on “Red Elephant”

Naomi Guttman’s essay “Red Elephant” (Issue 8), uses a gift from the past to explore point of view and a long buried relationship in Quebec. In the following interview, Guttman discusses her creative process, her influences, and the importance of sharing work with others.

Sarah P. Renyolds on “Split Down The Middle”

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 | No Comments
Sarah P. Renyolds on “Split Down The Middle”

Sarah Reynolds’ audio essay, “Split Down the Middle” (Issue 7), explores one teenager’s painful secret, and how sharing that secret became a form of activism. In the following interview, Renyolds explores inspiration, working in sound, and her hero of fiction.