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.

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 […]

“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 […]

A Vehement Rejoinder: An Interview with Conor Bracken – conducted by Zach Savich

  Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine (1941-1995) was an Amazigh Moroccan poet and writer and the co-founder of the avant-garde journal Souffles. The Cleveland State University Poetry Center has recently released his 1969 collection Soleil arachnide as Scorpionic Sun, in Conor Bracken’s translation. In his foreword, Pierre Joris connects Khaïr-Eddine to “a constellation […]

“Cryptography”: An Interview with Kylan Rice and a New Essay – conducted by Zach Savich

Kylan Rice is a PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studies nineteenth-century literature. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University. His poems and prose can be found at Kenyon Review, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere. His book reviews have been published by […]

“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, […]