Interviews

Jesús Carmona-Robles

“I do not believe in the poet as a prophet. I do not believe in the poet as a revelator of absolute truths. I do not believe in the poet as a warrior. I think the poet is a sort of journalist of himself who uses language to flirt with beauty.”

John Keene

How can we go beyond the commonplace, even when we’re thinking of ourselves, to get to a deeper, hidden otherness?

Zali Gurevitch

it can be a comment about desire it can be anything in one word

Anna Prushinskaya

“The moments of transitioning to motherhood were moments of clarity, of cutting through the things that I wasn’t able to cut through before.”

Steven Church

“We spent a lot of time at the zoo…sort of essaying our way through this ever-changing landscape of life and death, captivity and wonder.”

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

If I am comfortable in my unknowing, in letting the vessel of my desires for myself and others live in a space of openness and questioning then I do no harm, I am just open.

José Felipe Alvergue

“Being attentive to the dynamics of place has always been really beneficial for me just in terms of being a person, and not being locked into a way of thought that is not productive, for citizenship.”

Maggie Smith

“I don’t think I’ll ever stop writing Ohio poems. It’s who I am.”

Christopher Newfield (part 2)

University decline is like climate change. It has multiple causes… [and] each cause works slowly enough to allow most people to stay in denial about their effects.

Christopher Newfield

We talk a lot about the limits of critique. I’m more worried about the absence of critique. I mean institutional critique, including self-critique. That’s how professions get out of blind alleys and advance.

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