Interviews

Bianca Stone

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I want to have hope, but I’m also suspicious of all hopeful things. [Laughs.]

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

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There’s a way in which trauma exerts pressure both on our bodies and psyches as well as on our relationship to objects, places, and things.

Dennis Cooper

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A novel isn’t a painting, it’s language that’s been organized until it has the power to bombard pleasurably. The premise that ‘showing’ is somehow more respectful to a reader than ‘telling’ is illogical nonsense.

Kyle Beachy

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The longer you stare into skateboarding the less choice you have but to embrace a broader definition of the term.

Kasimma

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Sometimes I stop typing and listen. I keep quiet and I listen. And they talk; I hear them.

Gavin Van Horn, Robin Wall Kimmerer, John Hausdoerffer (Part 2)

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When you anthropomorphize, you give human traits to simplify complex beings out of a laziness of not fully understanding them.

Gavin Van Horn, Robin Wall Kimmerer, John Hausdoerffer (Part 1)

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We can get very serious about how kinship relationships are threatened by the violence of global capitalism. We have to practice, play with, flirt with ways of kinning that build resilience in the face of that.

Lora Mathis and Amy Berkowitz

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This process is non-linear and has gaps.

Sarah Kornfeld

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Theater is a fabulous place to explore what futurists call predictive modeling, every scenario has been worked through in world theater.

Daphne Gottlieb

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On a meta-level, every book is epistolary, right? A reaching out for connection, a message in a bottle.