Interview with Mindy Zhang

Ming Di (penname for Mindy Zhang) is a Chinese poet and translator living in the United States. She is co-founder and editor of Poetry East West, a Chinese-English bilingual literary magazine published in Los Angeles and Beijing.

Valzhyna Mort Interview

“Born in Minsk, Belarus (part of the former Soviet Union), in 1981, Valzhyna Mort has been praised as ‘[a] risen star of the international poetry world’ by the Irish Times. When she moved to the United States in 2005, she had already published her first book, I’m as Thin as Your Eyelashes, and was known across the …

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M.A. Vizsolyi Interview

M.A. Vizsolyi’s first book of poems, “The Lamp with Wings,” was a winner of the National Poetry Series, and has just been released.  His poems have recently appeared or are scheduled to appear in the journals Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, Poetry International and Epiphany.  He teaches ice hockey and ice skating lessons in Central Park, and lives in Brooklyn with …

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Ishion Hutchinson Interview

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica.  He attended the University of the West Indies, Mona, New York University, and received his PhD from the University of Utah.  Peepal Tree Press (UK) published his first book, Far District, spring 2010.  Recipient of the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, he is a Pirogue Fellow …

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Ellen Bass Interview

“I often tell my students, ‘Be brave.’ In poetry, I think we have to recognize that our experience is not unique to us, no matter how personal it is. That we’re more like other people than unlike them, so whatever we reveal, no matter how frightening, is not going to be utterly foreign to others.” …

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Interview with Tina Åmodt

with Nasir Sakandar Tina Åmodt was born in 1985 in Askøy, Norway. She graduated from the prestigious Writing Academy in Bergen, Norway and studied Literary Composition at Gothenburg University. Anleggsprosa is her first collection. Norway is known for the fantastical Norwegian Folktalesabout trolls, unmanned bridges, and people put to the moral test. The country is …

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