Category: Interviews

Contributor Spotlight: Chelsea Wagenaar

Chelsea Wagenaar’s poem, “Hope,” appears in Vol. 33.1 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here.   Tell us about “Hope.” What inspired it? Where was it written? My parents went through a long, arduous divorce seven years ago. This is one of those poems that, while not strictly autobiographical, is so personal—in sentiment—that it took me a long time to…

Contributor Spotlight: Christine Pivovar

Christine Pivovar’s story, “Love in the Time of Communists,” appears in Vol. 33.1 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here.   Tell us a little bit about your story, “Love in the Time of Communists,” and what inspired it. When the tram creaks to a halt at the last stop before it crosses the Vltava River into the tourist center…

Author Q&A: CJ Hauser

Interview by Amy Denham Q: Music seems integral to the very soul of The From-Aways. We have Guns N’ Roses in the epigraph, a singer-waitress, a folk songwriter, and the inception of the Band with the Best Band Name Ever, Cassandra Galápagos and the Aged Tortoise. But for me, the town itself felt like a song. (That song would probably…

Contributor Spotlight: Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt’s illustrations appear in Vol. 33.1 of The Southeast Review. Purchase the issue here.   Tell us about your comics. What inspired them? When I was younger, I had a hard time pinning myself down to one artistic discipline, and so I tried them all: drawing, sculpture, photography, literature, drama. I received a fair amount of encouragement, and then in…

Interview: Annie Finch

Interview with Annie Finch Interviewer: Jennifer Schomburg Kanke An earlier version of the interview was published in Volume 32.2 of The Southeast Review. Annie Finch’s first collection of poetry, The Encyclopedia of Scotland, was published by Caribou Press in 1982. Since that time she has published five other collections, including 2010’s Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams which…

Interview: Matthea Harvey

Interview with Matthea Harvey Interviewer: Rachel May My interest in Matthea Harvey’s work grew out of my study of image and text; I discovered her via Of Lamb before backtracking to read her first two poetry collections. So, learning that her newest book would be full of images of her own making had me especially intrigued, and I was thrilled…

Interview: Jamaal May

Interview with Jamaal May Interviewer: Anna Claire Hodge Jamaal May was born in 1982 in Detroit, MI where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer. His first book, Hum (Alice James Books, 2013), received the Beatrice Hawley Award, the American Library Association’s Notable Book Award, and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Other honors include…

Interview: Jaswinder Bolina

Interview with Jaswinder Bolina Interviewer: Timothy Kanke Jaswinder Bolina is the author of Phantom Camera, winner of the 2012 Green Rose Prize in Poetry from New Issues Press, and Carrier Wave, winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry. His poems and essays have appeared widely in literary journals and magazines. He teaches on the faculty of the MFA Program…

Interview: Christine Stoddard

Interview with Christine Stoddard Interviewer: Jessica Reidy Christine Stoddard is a writer, artist, and imaginative entrepreneur from Greater Washington. She runs Quail Bell Press and Productions full-time from Richmond, VA. Christine enjoys writing for print and web (wordsmithchristine.com); making comics and doodles (forgetfairytales.com); and working on videos, films, television programs, and other projects involving moving images. Christine loves her family,…

Interview: T.J. Anderson

Interview with T.J. Anderson Jessica Reidy Born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, T.J. Anderson III is the author of River to Cross (The Backwaters Press), Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry (University of Arkansas Press) the spoken-word CD Blood Octave (Flat Five Recordings), and the chapbook At Last Round Up (lift books). He lives with his…