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MINI INTERVIEW: Neil Harrison

MINI INTERVIEW: Neil Harrison

December 13, 2019

How did you get your start in creative writing?  I started classes in creative writing and photography at Northeast Community College back in 1980, after deciding that sorting mail all night, six nights a week, was a pretty fair recipe for going postal. What are some of the challenges you hav...

MINI INTERVIEW: Sarah McKinstry-Brown

MINI INTERVIEW: Sarah McKinstry-Brown

May 25, 2019

How did you get into writing? When I was 19 years old, I wandered into a poetry slam team performance at a coffeehouse in Albuquerque, my hometown, and was hooked when I saw the team performing a poem about New Mexico’s history of Spanish colonization, layering their voices as they chanted, “Tel...

MINI INTERVIEW: Greg Kosmicki

MINI INTERVIEW: Greg Kosmicki

May 16, 2019

How has your family inspired your writing? My family didn’t exactly inspire my writing as much as it provided raw material for writing. My writing is usually triggered by or suggested by interactions with people or with other creatures. If I pay attention—and I think that nearly a hundred percen...

MINI INTERVIEW: Ruth Williams

MINI INTERVIEW: Ruth Williams

May 6, 2019

What do you find easiest about writing? This is an interesting question since I feel like we writers often focus on the hardest aspects of writing. I suppose for me the easiest part about writing is the part where you simply write and don't edit yourself or consider the quality. Letting the words flo...

MINI INTERVIEW: David Wyatt

MINI INTERVIEW: David Wyatt

April 22, 2019

What inspired you to write Gathering Place? What notions appear in Gathering Place are those which have shown up in most of my writing. The fact that the book, a first, is published quite late in my writing life has for me made it a kind of selected poems, even though it's the length of a standard...

MINI INTERVIEW: Todd Robinson

MINI INTERVIEW: Todd Robinson

April 11, 2019

How did your book Mass for Shut-Ins come about? Several years ago, Greg Kosmicki, founder and editor of Backwaters Press, said he’d like to publish my next book. I held him at bay for a time, knowing I didn’t have enough poems of note to hold a collection together, but the last four years have be...

MINI INTERVIEW: JV Brummels

MINI INTERVIEW: JV Brummels

April 1, 2019

How did your book [email protected] come about? I’d had [email protected] in mind for the title early on and couldn’t shake it. It went through a dozen permutations while I wrote and collected the poems but ended up back where it started. I liked the idea that it could serve as an address for me...

MINI INTERVIEW: Amy Plettner

MINI INTERVIEW: Amy Plettner

February 4, 2019

How did your book Points of Entry come about? After seeing the movie, Bright Star, about the life of John Keats, I became obsessed with the line "Touch has a memory." And it wasn’t the first time I’d been struck by this idea, as I’ve never forgotten the book by Bill Holm, Boxelder Bug Variati...

MINI INTERVIEW: Barbara Schmitz

MINI INTERVIEW: Barbara Schmitz

September 6, 2018

How did your latest book, What Bob Says (Some More), come about? I wrote the first Bob poem at the Elkhorn Cabin with my writing buddies—Cabin Girls—we meet once a season at Kehm's beautiful cabin on the Platte, write, often Lucy Adkins gives us prompts, read, discuss, eat, drink some wine—for...

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