Editor’s Feature


Luck: A Conversation with Kelvin Christopher James & a New Story – Curated by Bronwyn Mills

Kelvin Christopher James is a Trinidadian-American who writes fables, short stories, and novels. Most recently we have received another of his absorbing short stories, “Luck,” and we have taken this time to offer both the tale and an brief e-interview with the author. I began by asking Kelvin how he […]


“‘Staying in Range’: An Interview with Rodrigo Toscano and a Portfolio of New Work from In Range” – curated by Henk Rossouw

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry is Explosion Rocks Springfield (Fence Books, 2016). Forthcoming is In Range (Counterpath, 2019). His previous books include, Deck of Deeds, Collapsible Poetics Theater (a National Poetry Series selection), To Leveling Swerve, Platform, Partisans, and The Disparities.  His poetry has appeared in the anthologies Dialectical Imaginaries, Poetry and Work, Voices Without Borders, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Imagined Theatres, and Best American Poetry. Toscano has […]


“Cryptography”: An Interview with Kylan Rice and a New Essay – conducted by Zach Savich

Kylan Rice is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studies nineteenth-century literature. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. His poems and prose can be found at Kenyon Review, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere. His book reviews have been published by […]


“In a chapbook, every poem has great weight and responsibility”: A Conversation with Chaun Ballard & A Folio of New Poetry

Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Bernardino, California, Chaun Ballard is an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, a Callaloo fellow, and a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Chaun Ballard’s chapbook, Flight, is the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and […]


Translation Feature: Mexico, Uruguay, Two Poets in Conversation Across Generations – curated and introduced by Jesse Lee Kercheval

Until now, all my editorial features as a translation editor for Tupelo Quarterly have had fairly tight themes. In  TQ 15, “Cities Built from Poems: Poetry of Place” featured poems written about five great cities of the world: Havana, Montevideo, Paris, Moscow, Warsaw. In TQ 14, the idea for “An […]


“Confront them first, then sing them a lullaby”: A Conversation with Translator Jake Levine & A Folio of New Work

Jake Levine is an American translator, poet, and scholar. He received both his BA and MFA from the University of Arizona and is currently Abd in a PhD program in Comparative Literature at Seoul National University. He works as an assistant professor of creative writing at Keimyung University and as […]


“Sound follows the sense and sense follows the sound”—An Interview with Mexican Poet Alí Calderón – curated by Ming Di

Alí Calderón (1982, Mexico City) is a poet and literary critic. Author of Imago prima (2005), Ser en el mundo (2008), De naufragios y rescates (2011), En agua rápida (2013), and Las correspondencias (2015). He received the prizes of Poetry Ramón López Velarde (2004) and Benemérito de América (2007), and was […]