Editor’s Feature


“‘Imaginary Gardens’: A Conversation with Jan Wagner & a Portfolio of New Poems” – curated by Ming Di

Jan Wagner (b.1971) has won numerous awards including the Leipzig Book Fair Prize (2015, first time ever awarded to a poet) and the highest award in German literature, the Georg-Büchner-Prize (2017). He was born in Hamburg and has been living in Berlin since 1995. Poet, essayist, and translator of Anglo-American […]


But Not Untangle: An Interview with Translator Karen Emmerich on Eleni Vakalo’s Before Lyricism – conducted by Zach Savich

Karen Emmerich is a translator of Greek poetry and prose, and an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her book Literary Translation and the Making of Originals was recently released by Bloomsbury Academic; her translations include books by Christos Ikonomou, Amanda Michalopoulou, Yannis Ritsos, Miltos Sachtouris, Ersi Sotiropoulou […]


Strange Lights: A Micro(inter)view with Matthew Rohrer & a Portfolio of New Poems, curated by Lisa Olstein

Matthew Rohrer’s poetry collections include Surrounded by Friends (Wave Books, 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007), A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), Satellite (Wave Books, 2001), and A Hummock in the Malookas (W. W. Norton, 1995), which was selected by Mary Oliver for the 1994 National Poetry Series. With Joshua Beckman, he […]


When Air Becomes Breath: Dan Beachy-Quick on Song and Silence, curated by Cassandra Cleghorn

    Dan Beachy-Quick is the author, most recently, of gentlessness (Tupelo Press, 2015) and A Brighter Word Than Bright: Keats at Work (Iowa University Press, 2013). He is a Monfort Professor teaching in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Tupelo Quarterly’s Associate Editor, Cassandra […]


“‘It’s all so strange, writing poems’: A Conversation with Michael Dickman,” curated by Kristina Marie Darling

    Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1975, Michael Dickman, his twin brother Matthew, and his younger sister were raised by their mother in the neighborhood of Lents. He received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Dickman’s first collection, The End […]


“Vulnerability, Traces, Roughness, Multiplicity”: A Conversation with Laurie Sheck, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Laurie Sheck’s most recent books are Island of the Mad and A  Monster’s Notes. Her recent essay-poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Granta and elsewhere.  She has been a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard, a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, and Distinguished Visiting  Writer at […]


“An (Imaginary) Poetry Reading in Montevideo, Uruguay: A Portfolio of New Writing in Translation” – curated and introduced by Jesse Lee Kercheval

  An (Imaginary) Poetry Reading in Montevideo, Uruguay:  An Introduction by Jesse Lee Kercheval This year I am back in Uruguay, on sabbatical from teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I arrived in Montevideo, the capitol, at the beginning of November and since then it has been non-stop poetry readings […]


Otherwise Unnoticed Insights: An Interview with Hayan Charara – conducted by Zach Savich

Hayan Charara is a poet, children’s book author, essayist, and editor. His poetry books are Something Sinister (2016), The Sadness of Others (2006), and The Alchemist’s Diary (2001). His children’s book, The Three Lucys (2016), received the New Voices Award Honor, and he edited Inclined to Speak (2008), an anthology […]


“Most Difficult and Most Necessary”: A Micro(inter)view with Julie Carr & a Portfolio of New Poems – curated by Lisa Olstein

Julie Carr’s first collection of poetry, Mead: An Epithalamion (University of Georgia Press, 2004) was selected by Cole Swensen for the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize. Her other collections include Sarah — of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner; 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2010), selected by Rae […]