A Conversation with Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley talks walking as writing, prayer as evoking, and artistic doppelgangers with associate editor Laurel Roth.  Bruce Beasley is the author of nine collections of poems, including most recently Prayershreds (Orison Books, 2023) and All Soul Parts Returned and Theophobia, both from BOA Editions.  He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Artist Trust […]

In Conversation with Lesley Jenike

Lesley Jenike talks museums, musicality, and marionettes with associate editor Julia Marquez-Uppman. Lesley Jenike’s work has appeared in the Colorado Review, the Iowa Review, the Kenyon Review, Image, West Branch, the Rumpus, and many other journals. An essay of hers first published in the Bennington Review was listed as “Notable” in 2023’s Best American Essays anthology. Her first collection of essays City of Toys was the runner-up for […]

A Conversation with K. S. Dyal

K. S. Dyal talks Buffalo, NY, multiple points of view, and writing about love with editorial assistant Carolyn Silverstein. K. S. Dyal is the author of the novella It Felt Like Everything (Ad Hoc Fiction 2022) and work in or coming from Colorado Review, Carve Magazine, Quarterly West, CutBank, HAD, and elsewhere. She writes from Washington, D.C. Find her online @KSDyal and ksdyal.wordpress.com. […]

A Conversation with Surya Milner

Surya Milner talks the importance of questioning oneself, weaving research with experience, and writing about place with associate editor Anna Emerson.  Surya Milner is an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at Northwestern University’s Litowitz Program. Her work has been published in Majuscule, the Willowherb Review, Catapult, The Audacity, and High Country News. Anna Emerson: So […]

A Conversation with Analia Villagra

Analía Villagra talks eccentric female protagonists, crowded apartment buildings, and the power of punctuation in fiction with editorial assistant Maia Coen.  Analía Villagra’s work appears in Colorado Review, Ecotone, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She is a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship recipient. Her writing has also been supported by the Sewanee Writers’ […]

A Conversation with John Gallaher

John Gallaher talks decidedly non-musical poetry, being both Bambi and Superman, and asking oneself “Why now?” with assistant managing editor Chase Cate. John Gallaher is the author of six collections of poetry, including the forthcoming My Life in Brutalist Architecture (Four Way Books 2024); two coauthored poetry collections, one with G.C. Waldrep, Your Father on the Train […]

Thinking Through Poetry with Timothy Donnelly

Timothy Donnelly discusses the poetics of impossibility, the role of the contemporary poet, and the connective power of poetry across time and space with editorial assistant Natalia Sperry. Timothy Donnelly’s most recent book, Chariot, was published in 2023 by Wave Books. His previous books include The Problem of the Many, winner of the inaugural Big […]