Category Archives: Interviews

A Conversation with Jill Talbot

jill_talbotWhere are you right now? What can you see out of your nearest window?
I’m sitting on my couch, and the open balcony door leads to the three stories of apartments across the parking lot. My favorite balcony across the way is adorned with potted plants, the pots purple and teal and orange, the plants reaching above the railing or huddled between the railing’s bars. Every once in a while, a large black and white dog wanders out to look out over the edge, and when the door to that balcony opens, I can see a road sign on the wall, a 30 miles an hour speed limit sign, which always slows me down inside. Continue reading A Conversation with Jill Talbot

An Interview with Hala Alyan

Hala Alyan is participating in the Emerging Writers Festival this week at the University of San Francisco, giving a reading on the 24th and participating in a writers panel on the 25th. Her first book,Atrium, won the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry, and her second poetry collection, Four Cities, will be published by Black Lawrence Press later this year. Her third collection, Hijra, recently won the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry contest and will be published in the fall of 2016. She resides in New York where she is finishing post-doctoral training in the field of clinical psychology. Continue reading An Interview with Hala Alyan

The Necessity of Outlaws: An Interview with Alan Kaufman

alan-kaufmanOver the course of Alan Kaufman’s writing career, he has published memoirs, novels, poetry, and is the editor of the well-known Outlaw Bible series of anthologies. The first entry in this series, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, first published in 1999, is nearly 700 pages and features a wide range of poets who mostly write on the fringes of academic literary culture. Continue reading The Necessity of Outlaws: An Interview with Alan Kaufman

An Interview with Sandra Lim

sandralimLast April, Sandra Lim participated in the Emerging Writers Festival at the University of San Francisco, where she gave a public reading and participated in a writers’ panel on publishing. She is the author of Loveliest Grotesque, as well as the recently releasedThe Wilderness. Lim was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the area around San Francisco. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts. Continue reading An Interview with Sandra Lim