Interviews Archive

Guest Editor Conversations: Percival Everett, Fall 2014

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We’re happy to present the first of a new series–interviews with our guest editors, following the publication of their issues. Below is an introduction by Jessica Treadway, Emerson College professor and author of the forthcoming Lacy Eye (Grand Central, 2015), and a conversation between Editor-in-Chief Ladette Randolph and Percival Everett,

Indy Spotlight: Hobblebush Books

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Hobblebush Books, founded in 1991 by author, editor and publisher Sidney Hall, Jr., is a small press in southern New Hampshire known best for its Granite State Poetry Series and its eclectic list of prose titles. While its poetry series only publishes authors who live in or have a strong connection

Indy Spotlight: Engine Books

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Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Engine Books specializes in fiction—novels, novellas, and short-story collections—and the press is also home to the annual Engine Books Novel Prize. Engine Books was founded by publisher and editor Victoria Barrett in 2011, and both she and Andrew Scott, who directs Engine Books’ young adult

Indy Spotlight: Paris Press

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During the war, we felt the silence in the policy of the governments of English-speaking countries. That policy was to win the war first, and work out the meanings afterward. The result was, of course, that the meanings were lost. You cannot put these things off. One of the

Indy Spotlight: Caketrain Press

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Founded little more than ten years ago in Pittsburgh by Donna Weaver, Amanda Raczkowski, and Joseph Reed, Caketrain Press (still run by editors Raczkowski and Reed) publishes a journal and sponsors a yearly chapbook competition that alternates between poetry and fiction. The press also puts out about two titles

Indy Spotlight: Rose Metal Press

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When Rose Metal Press entered the book scene in 2006, they quickly established themselves as a go-to publisher for experimental flash and micro work. The range of their list is impressive, from Jim Goar’s Louisiana Purchase, a poetry collection giving a surreal spin to the history of the American

Indy Spotlight: Red Hen Press

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In the past twenty years, Red Hen Press has evolved from a small collective formed by L.A.-based writers to a press with international presence, publishing around 20 titles per year. Red Hen also houses the literary magazine Los Angeles Review, and the press has three imprints—Arktoi, which publishes literary

An Interview with Mary Pipher, Author of The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture

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The cure for knowing too much is not knowing less, but rather understanding what to do with the information we have. —Mary Pipher, The Green Boat It’s rare I finish a book wanting to shout from the rooftops how great it is, and even more rare that I read

I Am Not the Actor; This Can’t Be the Scene: Quadrophenia b/w Nick Flynn’s The Reenactments

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I feel as if I were in a motion picture theater, the long arm of the light crossing the darkness and spinning my eyes, fixed on the screen. —Delmore Schwartz, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities There’s truth in patterns of nature that endlessly replicate, like the Fibonacci spiral, the syntax of

Be Mindful While Fishing For Dummies

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Creating order out of chaos is hardly unusual. We have street signs, calendars, phone books, and maps; we even have plastic bins from Target perfectly shaped for silverware, or file folders, or rolls of holiday wrapping paper, designed to make our lives neat and color-coded and infinitely easier. Yet