Zach Savich

Zach Savich‘s latest books include the poetry collection The Orchard Green and Every Color (Omnidawn, 2016) and Diving Makes the Water Deep, a forthcoming memoir about cancer, teaching, and poetic friendship. He is also the author of the poetry collections Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010), The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), and Century Swept Brutal (Black Ocean, 2013), as well as a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011). His work has received the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the CSU Poetry Center’s Open Award, and Omnidawn’s Chapbook Prize. His poems, essays, and book reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, A Public Space, VOLT, jubilat and other journals and anthologies. A former editor with the Kenyon Review, Savich teaches in the BFA Program for Creative Writing at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and co-edits Rescue Press’s Open Prose Series.


“Something in the Air: An Interview with Lindsay Turner” – conducted by Zach Savich

Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads (Prelude, 2018). Her translations from the French include Ryoko Sekiguchi’s adagio ma non troppo (Les Figues, 2018), and Stéphane Bouquet’s The Next Loves (Nightboat, forthcoming), as well as several books of philosophy. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina. We corresponded about her work in May 2018.   […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“The Practice of Grief: An Interview with Will Daddario,” conducted by Zach Savich

Will Daddario is a performance philosopher and a theatre historiographer. In addition to To Grieve, his published works include Baroque, Venice, Theatre, Philosophy, numerous essays on the intersection of theatre and performance, and two co-edited volumes of essays: Adorno and Performance (with Karoline Gritzner) and Manifesto Now! Instructions for Performance, […]


An Introduction to Tyler Meier by Zach Savich

    Tyler Meier’s “July” follows the Biblical advice to “consider the lilies, how they grow.” But Meier’s flowers do more than “neither toil nor spin”: they author the biography of summer, which, much as a “season’s persistence” leads to its passing, implies that the month’s life story is already […]


“Ancient Modern Racetracks: An Interview with Translator Dan Rosenberg on Miklavž Komelj’s Hippodrome,” Conducted by Zach Savich

    The title poem of Slovenian poet Miklavž Komelj’s Hippodrome begins, in the recent translation by Boris Gregoric and Dan Rosenberg published by Zephyr Press, with a racetrack that has seen hard use: “The fence planks are all chewed up, / the grounds pitted with uneasy footprints.” The next […]