An Interview with GennaRose Nethercott: Endings, Fairytales, and the Spookiest Realms
An Interview with GennaRose Nethercott: Endings, Fairytales, and the Spookiest Realms Written by Reece Gritzmacher In 2017, GennaRose Nethercott’s six-part narrative poem, The Lumberjack’s Dove, was selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series Competition. Nethercott has since completed several works, including the children’s story Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog (“a…
An Interview with Sylee Gore: “Carry My Inner World”
An Interview with Sylee Gore, Winner of the Second Annual Bird in Your Hands Prize: “Carry My Inner World” Written by Megan Latin-De Bono Sylee Gore’s work travels between the studio, the desk, and the city. She is the author of Even Still, her debut visual poetry book that explores the connection of liminal pieces.…
An Interview with Katherine Standefer: “I must tell the story I lived”
An Interview with Katherine Standefer: “I must tell the story I lived” Transcribed and Edited by Alli Mancz I first encountered Katherine Standefer’s creative nonfiction and experienced her brilliance in the spring of 2021. When I was a senior at Ohio University, the English department invited Standefer to give a reading to our broader literary…
Walking the Line Between Today and Tomorrow: An Interview with Jake Syersak
I had the pleasure of interviewing poet, translator, and editor Jake Syersak about his debut poetry collection, Yield Architecture (Burnside Review Press, 2018). The collection is a series of beautiful contradictions and coalescence. Jake’s book displaces language one might think they’re familiar with. He makes words into experiences with lines like, “dove. the of I’m…
If It Turns Out Strange: An Interview with Bradley Sands
Bradley Sands once said that his stories do not follow the laws of physics, but that their realities are only bound by the laws of grammar. This is evident in his latest book, Liquid Status, about one household’s transformation after a death in the family. But it is not a merely a metaphoric transformation, it…
More than a Vulture: Talking Love and Loss and Sin and Forgiveness with Jesse Sensibar
by Margarita Cruz He is a former tow truck driver, former drug dealer, former tattoo shop owner, frank about his love for strippers and strip clubs as a former strip club bouncer.
Roaches Are Ideal Narrators: An Interview with Alice Hatcher
Thin Air’s Trevor Warren sat down with Alice Hatcher, whose novel The Wonder That Was Ours, won the 2017 Dzanc Prize for Fiction.
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…
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…
Indebted to Our Digitality: an Interview with Mike Oliphant
By 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.