Archive for the “Interview” Category

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 […]

Scott Waldyn Interviews Bud Smith And Brian Alan Ellis

Hot off the press TODAY, authors Brian Alan Ellis and Bud Smith debut a literary concoction born of unholy union. Tables without Chairs #1 features work from both writers, as well as art from Waylon Thornton. It can be found at AMAZON. Tell me about Table without Chairs #1. How was it born? Where did it […]

Katie Perttunen Interviews Stacy Wakefield

Editor’s Note: Literary Orphans Poetry Editor Katie Perttunen had the opportunity to chat with Stacy Wakefield, author and former press and zine editor, about her newly released book and the communal culture around squatting.   Stacy Wakefield’s new book, The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory from Akashic Books, is about a young punk grrrl named Sid who moves to […]

To Feel Human Again: An Interview With Laurance Friend, AKA Nobody Important

Literary Orphans (Executive Director Mike Joyce): We were first introduced when you submitted a flash fiction piece under the name Laramore Black, but lately your focus seems to be on completely different things under another name. Who are you, and how would you explain this to someone new? Nobody Important: Laurance Mikeal Lee Charles Friend […]