Archive for the “Interview” Category

Gay Degani Interviews Christopher Allen

Other Household Toxins Christopher Allen Talks About His Collection Interviewed by Gay Degani Christopher Allen’s collection, Other Household Toxins (Matter Press, 2017) embraces menace for the innocent boy, the innocent girl. In one of his stories, “A Practiced Silence,” the narrator says, “Inside, Dad worries a tangled 3D collage: three tattered ladder-back chairs, a mildewed […]

Meg Tuite Interviews Scott McClanahan

In Conversation with Scott McClanahan Meg Tuite: Why do we call it a mental illness when everyone has one? Scott McClanahan: Yeah it’s funny when you go to the library and there’s whole shelves about abnormal psychology but no shelf that says normal psychology. I’ve always thought that was strange as well. Adam Phillips is […]

Meg Tuite Interviews and Reviews Michelle Reale

  Michelle Reale is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Marie Curie Sequence (Dancing Girl Press, 2017) and Confini: Poems of Refugees in Sicily (forthcoming from Cervana Barva Press, 2018), as well as three books on librarianship with a fourth due out in January 2018. Much of her work focuses on Italian-American […]

T.L. Sherwood Interviews Susan Tepper

It’s exciting to have your work nominated for honors, and it’s even better when you’re genuinely rooting for your competition to win even if you don’t. It’s like having two horses in the race for the price of a single bet. And while there are no sure things in the racing world, I bet you’ll […]

T.L. Sherwood Interviews Christopher D. DiCicco

Christopher D. DiCicco’s story, “In Your Father’s Backyard” was first published in Literary Orphans. It is included in his recently released collection, So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds. T.L. Sherwood: I’ve read that you are a teacher. What grade? Which subjects? Christopher D. DiCicco: I’ve recently become the Dept. Chairperson of English (way […]

Teri Lee Kline Interviews Dena Rash Guzman

“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Spending three days in Portland, Oregon with Poet Dena Rash Guzman was a study in passion, dichotomy, and beauty. More than one of her friends with whom I spoke defined her as fierce. I chose the title for this interview, “Though […]

Mike Joyce Interviews Danny Gardner

I met Danny Gardner when he submitted an essay to Literary Orphans—I was blown away. The piece was longer than usual, but it was mesmerizing. Danny explored the love, loss, friction, faith, the everything between a father and a son. Take a minute to read it here: (“Forever. In an Instant.“) if you enjoy this article. […]

T.L. Sherwood Interviews Author Karen Stefano

One of the strangest things I’ve encountered in my writing life is that I have as much trepidation for the good as the bad. Being short-listed for the Gover Prize tossed me into an angst filled gravel pit. I kept my head down and did my job–which I adore. After handing in my interview with […]