Interview

Dan Callahan

I think a novel is the very best creative form for showing what the passage of time can be like.

Imani Perry

By virtue of being the child of a migrant, Lorraine Hansberry understood something deep about all these spaces that were supposed to be hopeful.

Rita Bullwinkel

The dynamic of competitive youth women’s athletics is extremely weird and fertile and interesting.

Shaun Randol

The Mantle is one of the monsters in Monsters, Inc. It’s a monster, but a lovable one. And one day I will tame it, because right now it’s sure as hell riding me around.

Philip Metres

Translations of poetry often veer between domesticating the foreign and bewildering the native

Sharon Mashihi and Aaron Finbloom

If a conversation has rules, can it somehow go deeper?

Smokey Hormel

The reason I did the Round-up is really because of Mr. Cash…I kind of owe it all to him in a way…he’s like a god!

Shane Jesse Christmass and Germán Sierra

I’m particularly interested in those aspects that subvert the ‘manifest image’ of the human and the Universe, rather than in those that confirm our perceptions and beliefs.

Anne Kawala

I was a bit sad because visual poets make beautiful images but they don’t say anything and sound poets make very beautiful sounds but we can’t read them. So why is visual poetry not a score for sound poetry?

Fabrizio Federico

It’s fun to play with form and to mis-manage; to be a charlatan, to revolutionize and cause an explosion with your film