Sex, Death, Gender, Bodies, Sex, Death, Illness, Sex, Death, Bodies: A Conversation with Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the … Continue reading Sex, Death, Gender, Bodies, Sex, Death, Illness, Sex, Death, Bodies: A Conversation with Carmen Maria Machado

It’s Exactly like Having to Pee, but It’s in Your Head: A Conversation with Mary Ruefle

Following is an interview conducted by Lauren Mallet for Sycamore Review in October 2015. Mary Ruefle is the author of eleven books of poetry, two books of erasures, a book of collected lectures, a book of prose, and a comic book. Madness, Rack & Honey, her book of lectures, was a finalist for the 2012 … Continue reading It’s Exactly like Having to Pee, but It’s in Your Head: A Conversation with Mary Ruefle

And Then You Find That the Poetry Teaches You: A Conversation with Don Share

Don Share became the editor of Poetry in 2013. His books of poetry are Wishbone (2012), Squandermania (2007), and Union (2013, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine(2012), and editor of Bunting's Persia (2012) and a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (2016). He is the translator of Field Guide: Poems by Dario Jaramillo Agudelo (2012), Miguel Hernández (2013), and I Have Lots of Heart: Selected Poems by … Continue reading And Then You Find That the Poetry Teaches You: A Conversation with Don Share

Taking a Guitar and Trying to Make an Omelet with It: A Conversation with Adrian Matejka

This conversation took place on January 30, 2017 at Purdue University’s Brown Hall. Adrian Matejka was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in California and Indiana. His first collection of poems, The Devil’s Garden (2003), won the 2002 New York / New England Award. His second collection, Mixology (2009), was a winner of the … Continue reading Taking a Guitar and Trying to Make an Omelet with It: A Conversation with Adrian Matejka

Writing YA: An Interview with Patricia Henley & Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Written by Natalie Lund Earlier this fall, I found out that Patricia Henley and Elizabeth Stuckey-French co-authored a young adult novel, Where Wicked Starts. I’ve always loved reading YA, but I was especially excited to hear about this publication because Henley and Stuckey-French have both been a part of my education as a writer. My first year in Purdue’s MFA … Continue reading Writing YA: An Interview with Patricia Henley & Elizabeth Stuckey-French