Month: March 2013

Interview: Catie Rosemurgy

Interviewed by Jennifer Schomburg Kanke Catie Rosemurgy’s most recent book of poetry, The Stranger Manual, was published by Graywolf Press in 2010. She teaches at The College of New Jersey and lives in Philadelphia. Q: What kind of child were you? A: This is from my mom…We are having coffee together at her house in Fort Myers and looking at…

Erica Dawson

Erica Dawson recently finished work on her 2nd collection of poems, Cottontail, as well as an essay, “The Fictive Who: Abjection, Authorship, and Inwardness in Astrophil and Stella.”  Her debut collection of poems, Big-Eyed Afraid, was published in the US and UK in 2007. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2008, VQR, Alehouse Review, Harvard…

Don Bogen

Don Bogen is the author of four books of poetry, including his most recent book An Algebra, University of Chicago Press (2009). His critical book, A Necessary Order: Theodore Roethke and the Writing Process, was published by Ohio University Press in 1991. Along with his poetry, Bogen has been active as a reviewer and translator, and has collaborated with composers…

SER Online, March 2013

This photograph shows a family of Gypsies in the “ghost city” of Metaxourgeion, an area very near to Athens center that through the years has become a place for immigrants, prostitutes, and drug addicts. People struggle everyday to live with the difficulties that such an area presents. This piece was part of a simultaneous, collaborative production of an interactive documentary…

Karolina Waclawiak

Interviewed by Zola Acker How To Get Into the Twin Palms is an entertaining read. It focuses on the story of a young Polish woman living in LA who decides to try to pass as Russian. It also deals with an extreme sense of isolation, and the intimate and often conflicted moments of desire. There’s a moment in the book…

Review, The Man Who Noticed Everything by Adrian Van Young

Stories by Adrian Van Young, The Man Who Noticed Everything, Black Lawrence Press Reviewed by Keith McCleary “Hard Water,” the opening story in Adrian Van Young’s debut collection, begins uneasily in a strange valley of intersecting narrative tropes. A curmudgeonly rancher is visited one spring by a young drifter looking for work. The rancher, hardened and misanthropic, is more interested…

Tarfia Faizullah

Interviewed by Anna Claire Hodge Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, and other journals, and are anthologized in Poems of Devotion: An Anthology of Recent Poets (Wipf…