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An Interview with Nicole Chung

All You Can Ever Know is Nicole’s story of being adopted, which quickly widens into an intergenerational weaving of two families and the event that pins them together; it’s about loss and love and the incredible complexities that relate one person to another.

Five Questions with Andrea Gibson

1. What book do you find yourself coming back to again and again?

AG: Any book by Toni Morrison. I’ve read her again and again and it always lifts me into a better version of myself, doubles the size of my heart, and restores my faith in the power of beauty. I’ve also read Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg many times and expect I’ll keep reading it for the rest of my life.

An Interview with Leesa Cross-Smith

Introducing Leesa Cross-Smith, the judge of our third Micro-Fiction Award. Leesa Cross-Smith is the author of the novel Whiskey & Ribbons (Hub City Press, 2018), the short story collection Every Kiss A War (Mojave River Press, 2014), the forthcoming short story collection So We Can Glow (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) and forthcoming novel This Close To Okay (Grand Central Publishing, 2021).

Brave New Feminist: an interview with artist Annamarie Williams

An intimate interview with artist Annamarie Williams - an illustrator and sculptor, whose artwork adds to the conversation of physical, sexual, and mental abuse and inequality. Her work looks closely at the chaos that often surrounds the female body and the uterus. Williams constructs garments and her canvases from these delicately stained fabrics. Each garment is in honor of a victim of sexual abuse, and each is decorated with symbols to represent each person. Williams allows the random staining and blots to be the outlines of various faces and hands, reminding us that the human form is perfect and organic, including its past stains.

An interview with Marlena Chertock, sci-poet extraordinaire

The first time I was introduced to Marlena Chertock was with her short story “Wonder Women,” an intimate construction of two friends as they don costumes for a comic convention. The real wonder woman, however, is Marlena herself. In addition to being a stellar short fiction writer and the poetry editor of District Lit magazine, Marlena has published two chapbooks: On that one-way trip to Mars from Bottlecap Press, and Crumb-Sized, out this year from Unnamed Press. Marlena writes with a clarity that makes sci-poetry digestible and as informative as it is relatable. After picking up her collections, you’ll feel smarter and stronger as you stand in solidarity with Marlena’s brilliant mind.

An Interview with Esmé Weijun Wang

Esmé is the author of THE BORDER OF PARADISE: A NOVEL, named one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, and is the recipient of the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for her forthcoming essay collection, THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, Esmé lives in San Francisco.

Sweetly Afflicting: An Interview with Anna Leventhal

The funny thing about Leventhal is that she makes the unfunny, the upsetting, the annoying, and the unremarkable funny. Leventhal explores the subtle shades of meaning in her characters, many of which are women, and picks at the awkward hilarity that makes up our lives. It is funny to be judged for picking up a pregnancy test. It is awkward to encounter a rapist at a dinner party. In Leventhal’s stories these things happen, as they do in the lived lives of women, woven into the fabric of days. Leventhal evoked such a visceral reaction from me that I laughed out loud on a plane surrounded by strangers, because it is truly funny when someone’s fictional musings feel more real than your own life.

Glottal Stops and Going Full VIDA: An Interview with Amy Pickworth

"I don't think I've ever said, 'I will think about glottal stops now,' although that is a fun thing to say out loud, right? But I do read a piece aloud as I'm working on it, and hearing the words and sounds hang in the air helps me come to good edits that I might not have found otherwise. The different ways words rub against each other or sound believable or shift from this idea to the next is important to me."