Lands Shift and So Should Poems: An Interview with Jake Skeets

By Margarita Cruz Jake Skeets (Diné) is from the Navajo Nation. He received an MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has appeared in Word Riot, Connotation Press, The Blueshift Journal, and elsewhere, and he recently founded Cloudthroat, an online publication of Indigenous art and poetics. He is the winner of the 2018 … More Lands Shift and So Should Poems: An Interview with Jake Skeets

Nostalgia for the Present: An Interview with Jared Harél

By Michael Buckius In his award-winning debut poetry collection Go Because I Love You, Jared Harél dives into themes of nostalgia, childhood, parenting and the trauma of the past. His writing is sometimes matter-of-fact and sometimes surreal, giving insights into what it means to be father and husband, the legacies of past and present, and how … More Nostalgia for the Present: An Interview with Jared Harél

An Interview between Mike Oliphant and Jamie Shrewsbury

In our most recent issue, we hosted the Gas Station Prize, celebrating and seeking out hybrid forms. The contest’s winner, Mike Oliphant’s “Medium Warp: Excerpt’s of a Digital Consciousness,” inhabits shapes and forms present in code and web landscapes to explore the boundaries and relationships present in a digital consciousness. Our own Jamie Shrewsbury connected … More An Interview between Mike Oliphant and Jamie Shrewsbury

Sarah Minor’s Thoughts on Essaying, Hybrid Texts, and Sheep

We were visited a couple of weeks ago by the celebrated writer and essayist, Sarah Minor, who shared with us her experiences working with texts that are not always only two-dimensional. Sarah Minor is the author of The Persistence of The Bonyleg: Annotated and the video editor at TriQuarterly Review. Her website, sarahceniaminor.com, showcases her many and … More Sarah Minor’s Thoughts on Essaying, Hybrid Texts, and Sheep

Lovingly Grateful: An Interview with Ross Gay; Interview conducted by Laine Derr

Recipient of the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015), Ross Gay shapes language, roots fused with variegated ash, to chronicle experiences, the profane crafted sacred through simple gestures of doing and undoing, buttoning and unbuttoning, while resisting the need to dissect his artistry with “an X-Acto knife.”  When asked what … More Lovingly Grateful: An Interview with Ross Gay; Interview conducted by Laine Derr

A Gesture of Love: An Interview with Carl Phillips; Interview conducted by Laine Derr

I was honored when Carl Phillips, Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis, agreed to an interview. He is a prolific author whose most recent collection Reconnaissance (2015) continues to establish him as a leading poetic voice. When asked what advice he would give to someone new to writing, Phillips succinctly responded, “Read … More A Gesture of Love: An Interview with Carl Phillips; Interview conducted by Laine Derr