Interviews

Memory As Rebellion And Discovery: Interview With Marianne Chan

By: Jerome Newsome Marianne Chan is a poet and professor, whose work touches on memory, colonialism, and religion. Additionally, she was poetry editor for Split Lip Magazine between 2017 and 2019. She made her debut with her poetry collection, All Heathens. She also has a collection forthcoming in 2024 titled Leaving Biddle City. Her poems can be found in The Cincinnati Review, …

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Big Time, White Space, and Endings that Haunt: an Interview with Chauna Craig

Big Time, White Space, and Endings that Haunt: an Interview with Chauna Craig By: Kate Lewis The author of Wings and Other Things and The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms, Chauna Craig is a professor of English and director of the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania whose fiction and non-fiction appears in Smokelong Quarterly, Fourth Genre, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and …

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Following Every Breath: an Interview with Jane Alberdeston Coralin 

Following Every Breath: an Interview with Jane Alberdeston Coralin  By Taylor Ebersole Jane Alberdeston Coralin currently teaches English at Old Dominion University and was one of the speakers at ODU’s 46th Annual Literary Festival. Her poems have been published in several print and online publications, including Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Paterson Literary Review, …

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Kaveh Akbar: an Interview with a Transcendent American Poet

photo credit: Hieu Minh Nguyen An interview by Nishat Ahmed – Barely South Review Poetry Editor As per usual, another day of rain presents itself upon the campus of Old Dominion University. Despite the waterlogged sidewalks and sideways torrents, I can see Kaveh Akbar making his way towards Borjo Coffeehouse, the unofficial haven for most …

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Flash Fiction: An Interview with Teague von Bohlen

Teague von Bohlen runs the Creative Writing program at the University of Colorado Denver, where he also serves as Fiction Editor for the literary magazine Copper Nickel and the Faculty Adviser for the student newspaper The Sentry. He’s a regular contributor to the Denver alt-weekly Westword, and his short fiction has been nationally published, most recently in Saranac Review and Hobart. His first novel, The …

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That’s What Makes It Worthwhile: An Interview with Olivia Laing

By Tarin Kovalik Olivia Laing was Old Dominion University’s 2017 Fall Writer-in-Residence. She is the author of To The River, The Trip to Echo Spring, and most recently, The Lonely City. Laing is also a columnist and lecturer. I had the pleasure of interviewing Laing for the ODU 40th Annual Literary Festival. TK: Where do …

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Words on Writing a Novel from Kaitlyn Greenidge

By Raoul Lobo Kaitlyn Greenidge has an MFA graduate from Hunter College, and she teaches at Syracuse University. Her acclaimed debut novel We Love You Charlie Freeman has been called, ‘a provocative and compelling exploration of America’s failure to find a language to talk about race.’ The book follows an African American family that moves …

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