Interview with Lauren Grodstein of Rutgers University

Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything.  Her most recent novel, Our Short History, published in 2017, has been listed in Oprah's Top 20 Books and Flavorwire's Book of the Month. She directs… Continue reading Interview with Lauren Grodstein of Rutgers University

Interview with Andrew Feld of University of Washington

Andrew Feld is the author of Citizen, a 2003 National Poetry Series selection, and editor-in-chief and poetry editor of The Seattle Review. He has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, the "Discovery," The Nation Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He serves as the Director of Creative Writing at the University of Washington.    … Continue reading Interview with Andrew Feld of University of Washington

Interview with Jennifer Davis of Louisiana State University

Jennifer S. Davis is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University specializing in short fiction. She has published two collections of short stories, Her Kind of Want, winner of the Iowa Award for Short Fiction, and Our Former Lives in Art, which was published by Random House and chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great… Continue reading Interview with Jennifer Davis of Louisiana State University

Interview with Allison Hammond of University of Arkansas

Allison Hammond is Assistant Director of the Creative Writing and Translation Program at the University of Arkansas. A bio and photo were requested to left off this interview. Hammond wrote, "We'd much prefer that the focus be on the program and not one individual." Robin Tung: What sets Arkansas' program apart from other programs? Allison Hammond:… Continue reading Interview with Allison Hammond of University of Arkansas

Interview with Karl Kircheway of Boston University

Karl Kirchwey is the author of six books of poems, most recently At the Palace of Jove (2002), The Happiness of This World: Poetry and Prose (2007) and Mount Lebanon (2011), and his poems have appeared in Agni, The Atlantic, The Hudson Review, The New Criterion, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker among others. He has translated poems from French,… Continue reading Interview with Karl Kircheway of Boston University

Interview with J. Kasteley of Houston University

J. Kastely, Director of The Program in Creative Writing at Houston University, is a nationally recognized expert in the history and theory of rhetoric. His essays have appeared in PMLA, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Mosaic, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism among others. At the University of Houston, he was named Graduate Student Teacher of the Year in 1999,… Continue reading Interview with J. Kasteley of Houston University

Interview with Jodee Stanley of University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign

Jodee Stanley is Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign and Editor of Ninth Letter. She has worked in literary publishing for twenty years, and has been a speaker and panelist at various conferences and festivals, including Bread Loaf, AWP, MLA, and the Kenyon Review Literary Festival. In 2009, she was… Continue reading Interview with Jodee Stanley of University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign

Interview with Judith Claire Mitchell of University of Wisconsin

Judith Claire Mitchell is the author of the novels A Reunion of Ghosts and The Last Day of the War. Her stories and poetry appear in anthologies and literary magazines such as Best of the Fiction Workshops, Shaping the Story, Behind the Short Story, Barnstorming, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, StoryQuarterly, and others. She has received fellowships… Continue reading Interview with Judith Claire Mitchell of University of Wisconsin

Interview with Jason Brown of University of Oregon

Jason Brown has published two books of short stories, Driving the Heart and Other Stories (Norton/​Random House) and Why the Devil Chose New England For His Work (Open City/​Grove Atlantic). He has been a former Stegner Fellow and Truman Capote Fellow at Stanford University. His stories have won several awards and appeared in Best American Short Stories,… Continue reading Interview with Jason Brown of University of Oregon