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January 11, 2016 | Interview

BRI and YOU: Brian Oliu says Enter Your Initials and Means It  

Pat Siebel

Here’s a statistic: After reading Brian Oliu’s Enter Your Initials For Record Keeping, I’ve spent more of my life reading Oliu than playing basketball.

November 6, 2015 | Interview

Lori Jakiela Interview

Sandra Newman

In her third memoir, Belief is its own kind of truth, Maybe, Lori Jakiela uses a collage-style structure to write about the collage-like process of assembling an identity, and the particular

October 23, 2015 | Interview

Questions for Rachel B. Glaser

Sabra Embury

I've respected Rachel B. Glaser's sense of mischief for years. When I heard she'd written a novel, Paulina & Fran (2015), I was excited to see it. What the heck could it be? I thought. Was it

October 13, 2015 | Interview

Interview with Lincoln Michel

Jessica Thompson

I just finished reading Upright Beasts. I adored it. Thank you for writing the stories and putting them together in a collection. First, I'd like to talk about surveillance, a theme that is heavy

September 1, 2015 | Interview

Alfred Wichly interviews Sucker June author Sean Kilpatrick

Alfred Wichly

Kilpatrick on the artist’s political responsibilities (these are apparently multiple): Hate has more borders than I can muster into the capability of a vision. That’s why I scream in short bursts. 

August 31, 2015 | Interview

The Nicest Guy in the World: An Interview with Arthur Bradford

Kevin Maloney


“Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.” – Kurt Vonnegut

I met

August 11, 2015 | Interview

Blackout: an Interview with Sarah Hepola

Chloe Caldwell

the defining experience of Western women today is internal conflict

August 5, 2015 | Interview

Anger Is Never Just Anger: an Interview with Sarah Gerard

Elle Nash

There were tears. When I’m writing about the past, I’m aiming to come to a place where I can feel or understand something that I’ve previously never been able to resolve. Or feel something other than anger, because anger is never just anger.

July 10, 2015 | Interview

My God This Piece of Shit World Sure is Pretty Sometimes: An Interview with Kevin Maloney

Pat Siebel

I began reading a PDF of Cult of Loretta, but stopped a few pages in. I’d already, by instinct, picked up the pen beside me several times. There were sentences to underline, pages to dog-ear. What

June 12, 2015 | Interview

What a Weird Game of Dominoes: A Conversation with Alex Jiang 

Pat Siebel

Last fall, Aaron tweeted something about accepting a few comics from a nine year-old. We’d soon discover the boy’s name was Alex Jiang, and that he was hilarious. When “Meet Lazy Wolf,” “Fashion

February 16, 2015 | Interview

Bipolar Cowboys: Noah Cicero in conversation with Juliet Escoria

Juliet Escoria

The Noah Cicero who answered Juliet Escoria’s questions, he is already gone and to take it farther he wasn’t even there before he answered the questions. The Noah Cicero that answered the questions was only that Noah Cicero.

January 20, 2015 | Interview

She Scares Me a Little: An Interview with Laird Hunt

Joseph Riippi

There was something so sublimely satisfying about reading Laird Hunt’s Neverhome this year that I’ve read it, here and there, probably twice, maybe three times more since. The novel introduces us

January 9, 2015 | Interview

I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews director Horam Kim

When I think of mumblecore, I think of Dick Tracy and pornography, low budget films, naturalistic performances, Andrew Bujalski, and pimples. We never set out to make any particular type or genre of film. We just wanted to make our film.

November 17, 2014 | Interview

More Extreme: Talking with Lance Olsen on FC2's 40th Birthday

Rachel Levy

Founded in 1974, FC2 is one of America’s best-known ongoing literary experiments and progressive art communities. 

Lance Olsen is the author of twelve novels, one hypertext, five nonfiction

October 27, 2014 | Interview

The Challenge: An Interview with Litsa Dremousis on Writing about Death, Grief, and Getting Better

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

Here's the full disclosure: A few months ago, Kevin Sampsell from Future Tense Books contacted me to ask if I wanted to help him create and edit an eBook imprint for his mighty little

September 23, 2014 | Interview

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

A few months back, I got the opportunity to (once again) indulge the teenage role-playing geek inside me when I got a short-term contract job editing game materials for Paizo, the company

September 5, 2014 | Interview

elizabeth ellen calls aaron burch on all his shit

Elizabeth Ellen

let’s start with my most pressing question, one you haven’t answered IRL: WHY DID YOU TURN DOWN BRAD LISTI?

July 1, 2014 | Interview

A Bum is the Main Human Vocation: Joe Sacksteder Interviews Sean Kilpatrick

Joe Sacksteder

And here comes this very small girl – this fairly attractive small girl – getting real thug with me suddenly. Suddenly thug. This petite white girl getting suddenly thug. And she physically pushed me saying “Wrong fucking pile!” She was angry about this pile. 

June 25, 2014 | Interview

Time and Resonance: An Interview with Shane Jones

J.A. Tyler

Shane Jones’s Crystal Eaters begins as a countdown. The chapter numbers start at 40 and irregularly drop to zero by the book’s end. The page numbers recede against conventions too, and the

June 13, 2014 | Interview

Brian Allen Carr Interview

Sean Kilpatrick

Sean Kilpatrick: If you and I could be said to exist outside ye old literary camps, and I think our flags remain hygienic because I don’t leave the house and you’re too good at what you do, also

June 6, 2014 | Interview

Jason Ockert Interview

Patrick Siebel

Following his debut collection, Rabbit Punches (Low Fidelity Press, 2006), Neighbors of Nothing (Dzanc, 2013) marks Jason Ockert’s triumphant return to the press, offering ten distinctly original

May 29, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Jenny Offill

Mesha Maren

Jenny Offill is the author of Last Things, and most recently, Dept. of Speculation.  In the words of Michael Cunningham, “Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation resembles no book I’ve read before. If

May 14, 2014 | Interview

Young Gods: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Katherine Faw Morris

But almost everyone is better to party with than writers. Like cops. Cops have way better stories than writers do.

May 8, 2014 | Interview


Gary J Shipley

Rauan has died before now. This revelation was not something divulged one evening when the blood had cooled and certain admissions are made all by themselves. No. He’s never said so, this

April 23, 2014 | Interview

the gospel of tender rage: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Juliet Escoria

We need to leave room for bad days. But we also need to be brave enough to call people out. More understanding. Less fear. If I had a gospel, this is what I would preach—the gospel of tender rage. It’s not the same as punk rock, but it’s close.

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