A Conversation with Poet A. E. Watkins: The Metamorphosis of a Manuscript

By David Blomenberg, Reviews Editor Moving from a collection of various poems to a book manuscript is a strange, intuitive, almost spooky process.  What brings a collection together?  Recently I sat down with poet A. E. Watkins to talk with him about the genesis and metamorphosis of the manuscript of his first book, Dear, Companion, … Continue reading A Conversation with Poet A. E. Watkins: The Metamorphosis of a Manuscript

‘Insert the poetic where we’d least expect it’: An Interview with artist and poet Mary Flanagan

By Eric Goddard-Scovel, Guest Contributor Introduction Mary Flanagan is an innovative multimedia artist, poet, designer and scholar constantly pushing the boundaries of what art, literature, and games can do in our ever-evolving digital culture. She is the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College and author most recently ofCritical Play: Radical Game … Continue reading ‘Insert the poetic where we’d least expect it’: An Interview with artist and poet Mary Flanagan

Jazz Odyssey Acid Trips: Matthew Dickman Answers a Few Questions Before He Is Urgently Lead Away to a “Reception”

By Rosalie Moffett, Blog Editor Last night, I and two of my cohort drove through the sunset on a little two-lane highway that felt especially middle-of-nowhere, even for Indiana. We drove to Depauw University, to a building so glassy and lit up it looked more like a mothership than a “performing arts center.” This was … Continue reading Jazz Odyssey Acid Trips: Matthew Dickman Answers a Few Questions Before He Is Urgently Lead Away to a “Reception”

“A ‘real’ dystopic future”: An Interview with Miriam Bird Greenberg

by Corey Van Landingham, Poetry Co-Editor We were lucky enough to be able to ask Miriam some questions about her poem “It's Hard to Forget," which will run in the forthcoming issue of Sycamore Review. Check out Miriam talking about pica, world-making, and her manuscript All night in the new country. Sycamore Review: Where did the … Continue reading “A ‘real’ dystopic future”: An Interview with Miriam Bird Greenberg

“There isn’t a revelation”: An Interview with Ryan Teitman

by Jacob Sunderlin, co-editor of poetry Listen up:  Ryan Teitman is writing the kind of poems you sometimes hear about but rarely see, poems in which the usual becomes unusual.  He’s going places, and was kind enough to correspond with me via email about his exciting new poem “Viola, Bound" from the forthcoming issue of Sycamore … Continue reading “There isn’t a revelation”: An Interview with Ryan Teitman

“Put some blood in the letter”: An Interview with Weston Cutter

by Jacob Sunderlin, Co-Editor of Poetry Like every beer drinker with a couple folders of poems, I just got back from AWP.  Happy to report that I am operational, minus brain cells.  Among the learnable things at such a venue as AWP: how many people there are running around writing poetry and fiction.  Weston Cutter … Continue reading “Put some blood in the letter”: An Interview with Weston Cutter

“the past, the color pink”: An Interview with David Trinidad

by Jacob Sunderlin, Co-Editor of Poetry When I was seventeen, I ganked the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry from the public library and found three poems by David Trinidad anthologized between Bob Kaufman and Woody Guthrie.  This was—to my mind—pretty much the coolest thing ever.  In his newly-published and completely-addictive Dear Prudence: New and Selected … Continue reading “the past, the color pink”: An Interview with David Trinidad

Total Absorption and Abandon in LAMB: An interview with debut novelist Bonnie Nadzam

by Conor Broughan, Fiction Editor Bonnie Nadzam was born in Cleveland, went to high school in suburban Chicago, and has moved continually westward since then. She studied English literature and environmental studies at Carleton College, and earned an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California. Her fiction and poetry have been published in … Continue reading Total Absorption and Abandon in LAMB: An interview with debut novelist Bonnie Nadzam