From May, 2018

“All Me”: Six Questions with Mark Halliday

Mark Halliday is a noted American poet, professor, and critic.  He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Westport, Connecticut.  He earned his BA (1971) and MA (1976) at Brown University, and later received his Phd. in English Literature from Brandeis University in 1983.  He has taught English…

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“Ku(na)hay”: Five Questions with Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein was born in Manhattan in 1950. He has published more than twenty collections of poetry and three collections of essays. From 1978 to 1981 he co edited the magazine L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. He co founded and directed the Poetics Program at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He is the co director of PennSound…

The Poet Who Married Her College Sweetheart: An Interview with Danielle DeTiberus

Danielle DeTiberus is an award winning poet from Connecticut. DeTiberus taught preschool, kindergarten and middle school in Asheville, NC before moving to Charleston, SC in 2009, where she is still living and thriving. When DeTiberus moved to Charleston, she began teaching composition, literature, and creative writing at Trident Technical College. She currently teaches creative writing…

“Yet Another Blanket of Snow”: Five Questions for James Longenbach

James Longenbach is an American published poet, critic, and professor of English at the University of Rochester. Longenbach teaches a variety of classes, including modern and contemporary American poetry, British and American modernism, James Joyce, Shakespeare, and creative writing. Longenbach grew up in New Jersey and attended Princeton University and Trinity College. He has received…

“By Accident”: An Interview with Amit Majmudar

Amit Majmudar spent his childhood in Cleveland, eventually getting his degrees at University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University.  There he started his life of becoming a poet, novelist, translator, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist. After college he moved to Westerville, Ohio with his wife and children. Majmudar has written multiple novels and many…

“A Loving Friendship”: Five Questions for Nicole Beer

Nicky Beer is the author of The Diminishing House, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She has received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Louis Untermeyer Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Discovery/The Nation award. Her poems, fiction, nonfiction, and…

Completely Subjective: Jill Bialosky’s “Daylight Savings”

Jill Bialosky, 61, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she was raised by her mother and three sisters. Bialosky worked hard, as she graduated from Ohio University, then received a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, and finally got a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. She…

“As If”: Five Questions with Julie Kane

Julie Kane was born in Boston Massachusetts and grew up in upstate New York and New Jersey. After graduating from Cornell University and then Boston University as a graduate poetry student, she moved to Baton Rouge Louisiana where she worked as a technical writer and editor. Julie Kane later went on to teach at Northwestern…

“Risks in My Work”: An Interview with Jill McDonough

Ms. McDonough is a very well known poet who has many published poems, and will be releasing her fifth poetry collection in the coming months. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts- Boston, and reads her poetry at schools around the country. She is also the recipient of three pushcart prizes…