Interviews and Reviews

  • Coffee with Carrie Fountain

    Coffee with Carrie Fountain

    By David Jacobson Carrie Fountain’s poems have appeared in Tin House, Poetry, and The New Yorker, among others.  She is the author of Burn Lake (Penguin, 2010) and Instant Winner (Penguin, 2014), and a recipient of the National Poetry Series Award.  Her first novel, I’m Not Missing, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in 2018.… Read more

  • Young Adult Fiction: A Conversation with Lamar Giles

    Young Adult Fiction: A Conversation with Lamar Giles

    By Lyzzie Golliher Lamar Giles writes novels and short stories for teens and adults. He is the author of the 2015 Edgar Award Nominee Fake ID, the 2016 Edgar Award Nominee Endangered, and Overturned from Scholastic Press. He is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and resides in Virginia wit hhis wife. Check him out online at… Read more

  • Remica Bingham: The Roles Family and Violence Play in Her Poetry

    Remica Bingham: The Roles Family and Violence Play in Her Poetry

    By Nina Correa White Starlight & Error is the third of three published collections of poetry by Remica Bingham-Risher. Remica grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, though her family roots lead back to Norfolk. She received her bachelor’s degree in writing at Old Dominion University, and then went on to receive her MFA from Bennington College.… Read more

  • Don Lee On Writing

    Don Lee On Writing

    By Ethan Ross Don Lee is the author of the novels Lonesome Lies Before Us, The Collective, Wrack and Ruin, and Country of Origin, and the story collection Yellow. He has received an American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and O. Henry Award,… Read more

  • Review of Philip Metres’ Sand Opera

    Review of Philip Metres’ Sand Opera

    by Amanda Huynh Philip Metres’ poetry book, Sand Opera, is the Winner of the 2013 Beatrice Hawley Award; a bold and unforgettable collection that vividly explores the perils of war and the rippling effects it has on our culture. The collection can be viewed as an extension of his previous 2011 chapbook, Abu Ghraid Arias,… Read more

  • Review of Invisible Republic

    Review of Invisible Republic

    by Kevin Norris A while back, I wrote a blog titled, “Graphic Novels in the Classroom.” The idea of teaching a Graphic Novel sounded intriguing. Of course students would love them. They are, I assumed, full of stimulating graphic and engaging text.   I mean, what does a teacher want? He or she wants his or… Read more