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“It’s always better to read between the lines: An interview with Susan Terris.” by Hailey King - Introduction: Susan Terris was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Terris achieved her college education at Wellesley where she received her B.A. degree in English Literature and at San Francisco State University where she received her M.A. degree. In her early career she published several books including Ghost of Yesterday: New and Selected Poems.  The Homelessness of Self, Contrariwise, Natural Defenses, Fire is Favorable to the Dreamer, Poetic License, and Eye of the Holocaust.  Her most recent accomplishment is having her poem “Memo to the Former Child Prodigy” presented in “The Best American Poetry: 2015”. I was drawn to Mrs.…
An Inspirational Voice in Contemporary Poetry: A Review on Kwame Dawes - Born in Ghana in 1962, Kwame Dawes spent most of his childhood in Jamaica. Dawes is described as a poet, actor, editor, and former Louis Frye Scudder Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina. Growing up in Jamaica, Dawes attended Jamaica College and the University of the West Indies where he received…
Six Questions: An Interview 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 literature and writing at Wellesley College, the University of Pennsylvania, Western Michigan University, and Indiana University. He was awarded the rank of distinguished professor in 2012 at where he currently teaches at Ohio University. Halliday has many published poetry collections and has won several awards, including:…
Five Questions: An Interview 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…
Five Questions: An Interview with 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 reviews have been published in Best American Poetry 2007, AGNI, Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, The Nation, Nerve, New Orleans Review, Pleiades, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.  She teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, where she co-edits the journal Copper Nickel. I was drawn to…
A Five Question Call: An Interview with Jericho Brown - Jericho Brown was born in 1976 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Dillard University in 1995 and later got his MFA at University of New Orleans and his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston. During his time at the University of New Orleans, he was a speechwriter for the mayor. He has written two books Please (2008) and The New Testament (2014). Both his books are highly acclaimed and have received many awards including, the American Book award for Peace and the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book award for his examination of race and sexuality in The…
Five Questions: An Interview with 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…
“Five Questions: An Interview With Stephen Dunn” - Stephen Dunn was born in 1939 in Queens, New York and went to college at Hofstra University where he played basketball on a scholarship. After college, Dunn worked in the advertising business. After a few years in the business, Dunn decided to quit his job and traveled to Spain to write his first novel along…