Editor’s Feature

“It’s an effort to map my own self”: A Conversation with Asiya Wadud and a Folio of Poems, curated by Henk Rossouw

Asiya Wadud is the author of the chapbook we, too, are but the fold. Her first book, Crosslight for Youngbird, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books later this year and other books will be out from Ugly Duckling Presse and Nightboat in 2019 and 2020, respectively. She lives in Brooklyn, New […]

Writing Outside the Academy: A Discussion, curated by Emma Bolden

    Thousands of students receive undergraduate and graduate degrees in Creative Writing each year. Many pursue careers in academia but face an increasingly difficult job market. According to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ 2015-2016 Report on the Academic Job Market, there were 890 academic jobs listed in […]

“Each time the light changed”: A Micro(inter)view with Jennifer Chang, curated by Lisa Olstein

Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and won the 2018 William Carlos Williams Award. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, and A Public Space, and she […]

Training for Life: An Interview with Lauren Haldeman, conducted by Zach Savich

Lauren Haldeman is the author of Instead of Dying (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry, Center for Literary Publishing 2017), Calenday (Rescue Press 2014) and the chapbook The Eccentricity is Zero (Digraph Press 2014). Her work has appeared in Tin House, Colorado Review, Fence, The Iowa Review, and […]

“The place where all of these fields and interests converge”: A Conversation with Mary Jo Bang and a Folio of New Poems, curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems—including A Doll For Throwing, Louise in Love, The Bride of E, The Last Two Seconds, and Elegy, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award—and a translation of Dante’s Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher. She’s been the recipient of […]

“The Story May as Well Begin Here”: Meadow Slasher by Virginia Konchan

    Equal parts nocturnal labyrinth and philosophical investigation, Meadow Slasher, Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s fourth work in his No Volta pentalogy—preceded by Selenography (2010), Swamp Isthmus (2013), and The Courier’s Archive & Hymnal (2014)—metabolizes a wealth of texts and references, yet remains, adamantly, a work of art unto itself. Meadow […]