Category: Interviews

Author Q&A: Diane Roberts

Interview by Misha Rai Diane Roberts is a native Floridian who was educated at Florida State University and Oxford University where she was a Marshall Scholar. She’s a political columnist for The Guardian newspaper and The Tampa Bay Times, an essayist for National Public Radio, a commentator for the BBC and a Contributing Editor at the Oxford American magazine. Her…

Contributor Spotlight: Michael Homolka

Michael Homolka’s poem, “Self-Portrait as Tundra,” appears in Vol. 33.2 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here. What can you tell us about “Self-Portrait as Tundra”—what inspired it? Where was it written? I wrote “Self-Portrait as Tundra” because I was inspired by the poetry of Philippe Jaccottet—in particular, the untitled one below, as translated from the original French by…

Contributor Spotlight: Brandon Lingle

Brandon Lingle’s essay, “Tourniquet,” appears in Vol. 33.2 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here. Tell us about “Tourniquet.” What inspired it? As a kid in Boy Scout first aid classes, instructors talked about tourniquets as dangerous, evil devices. Barely two decades later, at pre-deployment training, military medics spoke of tourniquets in almost holy terms. These opposite views jarred…

Author Q&A: Jesse Goolsby

Interview by Kelsey Satalino Jesse Goolsby is an Air Force officer and the author of the novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). His fiction and essays have appeared widely, to include Narrative Magazine, Epoch, The Literary Review, Salon, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, and Redivider. He is the recipient of the…

Author Q&A: Jamie Quatro

Interview by Jeremy Tow Jamie Quatro’s debut collection, I Want To Show You More (Grove) is a New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013 and New York Times Editors’ Choice. Quatro’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. Her stories…

Author Q&A: Sarah Blake

Interview by Anna Claire Hodge Sarah Blake lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband and son. Her poems have appeared, or will soon, in The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and the anthology, The BreakBeat Poets. She received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2013. Her first book of poetry, Mr. West,…

Author Q&A: Rob Talbert

Interview by Ashley Hart Rob Talbert was born and raised in San Antonio, the home he’s forever running away from. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly, American Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, Painted Bride Quarterly, Passages North, Rattle and others. His first book of poems, Jagged Tune, is available from MadHat Press. Currently, he is working on…

Author Q&A: Patty Seyburn

Interview by Ramsey Mathews Patty Seyburn has published three books of poems: Hilarity (New Issues Press, 2009), Mechanical Cluster (Ohio State University Press, 2002) and Diasporadic (Helicon Nine Editions, 1998). Her fourth collection, Perfecta, was just released from What Books Press. She is an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach and co-editor of POOL: A Journal of Poetry…

Contributor Spotlight: Kate Angus

Kate Angus’ story, “My Catalog of Failures,” appears in Vol. 33.1 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here.   Tell us about “My Catalog of Failures.” What inspired it?  In part, what inspired “My Catalog of Failures” was the collapse of a friendship, one close to my heart and difficult to categorize, and how that forced me to come…