The Audio Files: An Interview with Samrat Upadhyay

Samrat Upadhyay sat down with Sycamore Review’s Anthony Cook for an interview before a live audience at Purdue University in September. You can click on the following links to listen to audio clips from the conversation. A complete transcript of the interview follows. Clip 1: Outlines & Superstitions Clip 2: Short Stories vs. Novels Clip … Continue reading The Audio Files: An Interview with Samrat Upadhyay

Backings and Forthings and Rethinkings: An interview with Edith Pearlman

by CONOR BROUGHAN Sycamore Review is honored to publish “Last Words,” a new story by Edith Pearlman, in our forthcoming Winter/Spring 2011 issue. On January 11th, Lookout Books published a volume of her new and selected stories which we review below. Be sure to read our online review. Edith Pearlman has published more than 250 works of … Continue reading Backings and Forthings and Rethinkings: An interview with Edith Pearlman

Building the book & avoiding the unavoidable: An interview with Melody Gee

BY KENNY TANEMURA Melody S. Gee’s first poetry collection Each Crumbling House (a review of which can be found here) won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize. Her poems and essays are published or forthcoming in Blackbird, Copper Nickel, Southern California Review, Dogwood, Packingtown Review, Alligator Juniper, The Greensboro Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, The … Continue reading Building the book & avoiding the unavoidable: An interview with Melody Gee

“Let’s Gin!”: An Interview with Mary Leader

BY DANA BISIGNANI, Publicist In a review of The Penultimate Suitor, Arielle Greenberg noted that Mary Leader’s work “generally gives the impression that the poet is having a really good time.” A lawyer and poet with an insatiable curiosity, Leader is simultaneously formal and wide-leaping, playful and experimental.  She has published two books of poetry, … Continue reading “Let’s Gin!”: An Interview with Mary Leader

Aimee Bender on the burden of sensitivities: An interview

Sycamore recently ran a review of Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Now, Dallas Woodburn–current editorial assistant at Sycamore, and Bender’s former student–presents an intriguing interview with Aimee Bender on Lemon Cake, the practice and craft of writing, and the difficulties of being sensitive to the world. Sycamore: As a professor of creative … Continue reading Aimee Bender on the burden of sensitivities: An interview