Category: Interview

Interview by Penelope Jeanne Brannen on daughterrarium

Interviewed by Penelope Jeanne Brannen, poet in the NEOMFA at Cleveland State University, you can read the full exchange here. The discrete poems in your book are interrupted by pages of short, italicized lines without titles. How did you arrive at this structure? I… Continue Reading “Interview by Penelope Jeanne Brannen on daughterrarium”

Interview with Writer and Editor Sheila McMullin on “The Day Tajon Got Shot”

The Day Tajon Got Shot is now available from Shout Mouse Press. I had the honor of speaking to the writing process of this book with its youth authors for Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature. Read the entire interview on their website… Continue Reading “Interview with Writer and Editor Sheila McMullin on “The Day Tajon Got Shot””

Humans of Ballou Book Launch! Celebrate with Shout Mouse Press!

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. They are chaotic, sometimes painful, sometimes contradictory, but they come from deep within us. And we must key into those feelings and begin to extrapolate from them, examine them for new ways of understanding our… Continue Reading “Humans of Ballou Book Launch! Celebrate with Shout Mouse Press!”

#FemaleGaze Interview with Sheila McMullin

#FemaleGaze is a new literary nonfiction online review exploring the intersections of femininity and society. I am delighted to be featured on their site in their second issue with an interview by Alicia Montellanos. We talk feminism, publishing, and the moon. Do literary reviews, magazines, journals,… Continue Reading “#FemaleGaze Interview with Sheila McMullin”

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Voices & Views” Video Interview Series!

About This Episode: This inaugural episode features poet and writer, Rita Dove, who reads her poems “Parsley” and “Claudette Colvin Goes to Work” and discusses topics ranging from literary bias masquerading as objectivity to sharing poetry with preschoolers. About VIDA Voices & Views : VIDA Voices & Views is… Continue Reading “VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Voices & Views” Video Interview Series!”

Spotlight On! Wordgathering : A Journal of Disability Poetics and Literature | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

Seemed like this spotlight was in the making years before I joined VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and was given this column. I came to reading Wordgathering‘s journal by way of the Beauty is a Verb Anthology. But I came to the anthology by way of intrigue of its… Continue Reading “Spotlight On! Wordgathering : A Journal of Disability Poetics and Literature | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts”

ROAR Magazine: Journal of the Literary Art by Women Open for Submissions!

For the past few years I have been involved in the ROAR Magazine universe. First as a contributor with my poem “Like Water” in the Spring 2013 issue, then as a reader, to  Poetry Editor, to now both Poetry Editor and Managing Editor. It has… Continue Reading “ROAR Magazine: Journal of the Literary Art by Women Open for Submissions!”

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts | Spotlight On! Weave Magazine

A particularly fun spotlight to write, I spoke with Editor-in-Chief Laura E. Davis from Weave Magazine about Weave‘s commitment to feminism and representing a diverse span of writers. To read the article in full, please visit VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Spotlight On! “Now in its sixth year… Continue Reading “VIDA: Women in Literary Arts | Spotlight On! Weave Magazine”

Language’s Tag-Along: An Interview with Poet Diane Raptosh

The following interview was conducted over email by Sheila McMullin and originally published in ROAR Magazine: A Journal of the Literary Arts by Women Spring 2014 Issue. To buy a copy of the issue and support women in the arts, please visit http://www.roarmagazine.org. Reprinted here… Continue Reading “Language’s Tag-Along: An Interview with Poet Diane Raptosh”

2014 Spring Issue of ROAR Magazine: A Journal of the Literary Arts by Women Now Available!

  I am proud to announce the release of ROAR‘s newest issue now available for purchase! Particularly exciting for me, this issue marks my second major contribution to ROAR– the first being in 2013 when they published my poem “Like Water” and the second being my inclusion… Continue Reading “2014 Spring Issue of ROAR Magazine: A Journal of the Literary Arts by Women Now Available!”

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Spotlight On!” Feature

Today marks the release of a new VIDA column I’m writing titled Spotlight On! Each month we’ll celebrate a different creative writing publication that has made concerted effort to showcase a diverse writers, writing styles, and points of view. We’ll talk to the editors a bit and provide you some background… Continue Reading “VIDA: Women in Literary Arts New “Spotlight On!” Feature”

The Shape of Blue: Interview with Writer Liz Scheid

The Shape of Blue: Notes of Loss, Language, Motherhood & Fear (The LitPub 2013) is Liz Scheid’s first book. A collection of short stories, The Shape of Blue through associative memories and facts tales the tragedy of losing one’s sister unexpectedly in the midst of pregnancy and raising… Continue Reading “The Shape of Blue: Interview with Writer Liz Scheid”

When They Make You Smile: An Interview with Dana Walrath

View Dana Walrath’s art on the Featured Feminist Artist Page Always interested in edges, margins, and connections, Dana Walrath weaves many distinct threads through her work. She spent 2012-2013 as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia working on a project that builds on Aliceheimer’s (Harvest 2013) an award winning … Continue Reading “When They Make You Smile: An Interview with Dana Walrath”

From The Catbird Seat: Interview with Poet Paisley Rekdal

“A Small, Soul-Colored Thing” taught me poetic integrity: the opportunity of launching one’s memory into the middle of factual misunderstanding or misremembering and unstability as the point of being witness to trauma. This poem has a reliable narrator who questions and corrects herself, she does… Continue Reading “From The Catbird Seat: Interview with Poet Paisley Rekdal”