Editor’s Feature

The Conditions that Make Our Story Possible: A Conversation with Cassie Donish – by Zach Savich

Cassie Donish is a queer Jewish writer from Los Angeles. They are the author of the poetry collections The Year of the Femme (University of Iowa Press, 2019), chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy as winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and Beautyberry (Slope Editions, 2018). Their nonfiction work On the Mezzanine (Gold Line Press, 2019) was chosen by Maggie Nelson as […]

Katherine Hollander Interviews Elaine Johanson About AND AND

Elaine Johanson is a Philadelphia based writer and artist. She recently published And And, a chapbook of poems and photographs, with photographer and designer Jan C. Almquist.   Katherine Hollander: Elaine, thank you so much for talking with me about your new book, And And!  Elaine Johanson: Hi, Katie! I’m […]

Brand New Spacesuit: A Conversation with John Gallaher & A Folio of New Work – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

John Gallaher is the author of Brand New Spacesuit, which was recently launched from BOA Editions, Map of the Folded World (University of Akron Press, 2009) and The Little Book of Guesses (Four Way Books, 2007), which won the Levis Poetry Prize. He is an associate professor of English at Northwest […]

American Faith: A Conversation with Poet & Editor Maya Popa – curated by Kristina Marie Darling

Maya C. Popa is the author of American Faith (Sarabande), 2020 recipient of the North American Book Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia. She is the Poetry Reviews Editor of Publishers Weekly and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is writing on the role of […]

John Murillo Interviews Amaud Jamaul Johnson about IMPERIAL LIQUOR

Amaud Jamaul Johnson is the author of three poetry collections, Red Summer, Darktown Follies, and Imperial Liquor. His honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Dorset Prize. He directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   John Murillo: Our books of […]

The Corporeal Nature of the In-Between: Identities and Migration in Grace Talusan’s The Body Papers – by Shannon Nakai

Grace Talusan’s powerhouse memoir The Body Papers is an intimate, explosive account of a life marked by migration, trauma, and survival. Her recurrent themes of identity in the in-between space of American vs. Filipino, girl vs. woman, victim vs. survivor, woman as mother vs. infertility, all tie in to the […]