Editor’s Feature

“Creating subversive work empowers me”: A Conversation with Brenna Womer & a Folio of Poetry – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Brenna Womer is a prose writer, poet, and English Lecturer at Western Colorado University. She holds an MA in English from Missouri State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula. She is the author of the mixed-genre collection honeypot (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019) […]

In the Empty Theatre: An Interview with Mary Jo Bang & a Portfolio of New Translations — curated by Nancy Naomi Carlson

Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems—including A Doll for Throwing, Louise in Love, The Last Two Seconds, and Elegy, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her translation of Dante’s Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher, was published by Graywolf Press in 2012. Her translation of Purgatorio is forthcoming in 2021. […]

An Experimental Formalist: A Conversation with Alan Michael Parker – Curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Alan Michael Parker is the author or editor of eighteen books: the novels Cry Uncle (2006),Whale Man (2011), The Committee on Town Happiness (2014), and Christmas in July (2018); and the books of poems Days Like Prose (1997), The Vandals (1999), Love Song with Motor Vehicles (2003), The Penates (2006), Elephants & Butterflies (2007), Ten Days (2010, with painter Herb Jackson), Long Division (2012), and The Ladder (2016). His next book of poems, […]

This Is What I Would Say if My Own Experience Had Happened to Me – A Micro-Interview with Sally Ball – curated by Lisa Olstein

Sally Ball is the author of three poetry collections: Hold Sway (Barrow Street, 2019), Wreck Me (Barrow Street Press, 2013), and Annus Mirabilis (Barrow Street Press, 2005). The recipient of fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the James Merrill House, and the Ucross Foundation, among others, […]

The Way a Map Is a Unit of Time: A Micro-interview with Traci Brimall – curated by Lisa Olstein

Traci Brimhall is the author of four collections of poetry: Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon Press, 2020); Saudade (Copper Canyon Press, 2017); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), selected by Michelle […]

Magic Sand: Fairy-Tales, Technology, and Feminism – A conversation with Andri Alexandriou – curated by Andrea Applebee

Andri Alexandrou is a software engineer living in Athens, Greece. She has published nonfiction and arts criticism in Nashville, TN.   ARA: How did you begin to think about our need for new fairytales? AJA:  I took a long break from living with a smart phone after mine was stolen, […]

“To connect figures of isolation and affliction”: An Interview with Andrew Hungate – conducted by Zach Savich

Andrew Hungate is a writer living in Philadelphia. Zach Savich: Your review reflects the form of Cooper’s book—“a novel in the form of a fictional journal.” What did writing in this form help you understand about the book? Andrew Hungate: I was inspired by T. J. Clark’s The Sight of […]

An Extravagant Permission: A Micro-Interview with Chad Bennett – curated by Lisa Olstein

Chad Bennett is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in English from Cornell University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a B.A. in English from Stanford University. He is the author of Word of […]