hobart logo

Showing results for Interview

"I was trying to be this smart funny guy who writes about his deadbeat hometown and marginalized culture" photo
August 30, 2021 | Interview

"I was trying to be this smart funny guy who writes about his deadbeat hometown and marginalized culture"

Aaron Burch Interviews Anthony Veasna So

Years after reading the story (Junot Diaz' "Drown"), after teaching it to high schoolers (many of them POC), I set out to rewrite this queer of color narrative in my story, "The Monks." I wanted to show how a straight, masculine guy of color could brush up against queerness and feel empowered by it, not scared, even if in the slightest of ways, the slightest of spiritual progressions. 

Maggie Siebert On: Hyper-morality, Transgressive Fiction, Her Collection “Bonding,” and Why She Chose to Make it Available for Free Via Twitter photo
August 13, 2021 | Interview

Maggie Siebert On: Hyper-morality, Transgressive Fiction, Her Collection “Bonding,” and Why She Chose to Make it Available for Free Via Twitter

Shelby Hinte

Really I think all art should be freely available

the novel as a kind of organism: an interview with Tao Lin photo
August 11, 2021 | Interview

the novel as a kind of organism: an interview with Tao Lin

Kristen Iskandrian

To try to allay his doubt, or figure out of it’s real, [Li] mentally consults his in-progress novel, as if it were a friend. He intuits, in an intuition described by the line you quoted, that his doubt is wrong, is habitual and self-sabotalogical.

Palm Springs Eternal: Allie Rowbottom Interviews Jon Lindsey photo
June 23, 2021 | Interview

Palm Springs Eternal: Allie Rowbottom Interviews Jon Lindsey

Allie Rowbottom

AR: This is a boundary and you are going to push against it

 

What Might Happen: An Interview with Justin Jannise photo
June 2, 2021 | Interview

What Might Happen: An Interview with Justin Jannise

Doug Paul Case

In April I had the good fortune to zoom with Justin Jannise just a few days before his debut poetry collection, How to Be Better by Being Worse, was released by BOA Editions, Ltd. A wonderfully

Faded Trilogy of Addict-Liar-Thief: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Elizabeth V. Aldrich photo
May 21, 2021 | Interview

Faded Trilogy of Addict-Liar-Thief: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Elizabeth V. Aldrich

Elizabeth Ellen

I wrote this book manic, in psychosis, in withdrawal, while feeling like I was overdosing,

We Are Not Ourselves: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Noah Cicero photo
April 25, 2021 | Interview

We Are Not Ourselves: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Noah Cicero

Elizabeth Ellen

I think I give non-important people dignity. I still believe there is magic in this world.

A Blowjob from the 1970s & The Censorship of Disabled Writers photo
February 3, 2021 | Interview

A Blowjob from the 1970s & The Censorship of Disabled Writers

The Cyborg Jillian Weise

Bill Peace  12:49

If I gotta start explaining ableism...

Jillian Weise  12:51

I know, in the fricking hospital.

I have no idea who is speaking here, I would never say this, I am against whoever wrote these words. photo
October 2, 2020 | Interview

I have no idea who is speaking here, I would never say this, I am against whoever wrote these words.

Nick Farriella

I suppose a meaningful conclusion I came to was that it's often fruitful to follow diversions and accidents, but that you have to create the conditions to experience them.

An Interview with Amy Long photo
June 2, 2020 | Interview

An Interview with Amy Long

Haley Sherif

My favorite blurb about Amy Long's essay collection, Codependence, is Joshua Mohr saying: "Long leads her readers into emotional investigations and she has the courage to never flinch." To do what

Being Cute, Being Funny: An Interview with Richie Hofmann photo
May 15, 2020 | Interview

Being Cute, Being Funny: An Interview with Richie Hofmann

Doug Paul Case

I had the pleasure of meeting the poet Richie Hofmann for the second time this February when he came to Bloomington to give a reading. We spent the afternoon laughing and touring the recently-reopened

THIS IS THE TITLE OF AN INTERIEW (elixabeth change this lol) photo
May 8, 2020 | Interview

THIS IS THE TITLE OF AN INTERIEW (elixabeth change this lol)

Elizabeth Ellen

i used to write on adderall like a million years ago or when drinking also but thats stopped. like once, last year, i wrote a short story while drinking, and i cant even remember where i saved it so idek if its any good, bc after a while i got distracted and started watching YouTube makeup reviews.

NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO): Elizabeth Ellen interviews LEESA CROSS-SMITH photo
May 6, 2020 | Interview

NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO): Elizabeth Ellen interviews LEESA CROSS-SMITH

Elizabeth Ellen

I write about dark things a lot but not without at least some hope…or hope for hope.

The Ethics of Claimlessness: an interview with Garth Greenwell photo
May 5, 2020 | Interview

The Ethics of Claimlessness: an interview with Garth Greenwell

Elizabeth Ellen

I wrote for twenty years without anyone paying me or offering me confirmation or telling me that what I wrote would be welcomed by the world. Quite the contrary. 

WORSTED: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Garielle Lutz photo
May 4, 2020 | Interview

WORSTED: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Garielle Lutz

Elizabeth Ellen

"Gary” always felt like a misnomer to me, something I had to put up with to keep the peace.

Common Ancestor: An Interview with Jenny Irish  photo
March 31, 2020 | Interview

Common Ancestor: An Interview with Jenny Irish 

Jenny Irish and I sat down to discuss her stunning debut, Common Ancestor, with Black Lawrence Press. Her prose poem, "A Brief History of Motivations" was published on our site in

“Who’s in the barn, what’s he doing in there, is it even his barn?” photo
March 5, 2020 | Interview

“Who’s in the barn, what’s he doing in there, is it even his barn?”

Nick Farriella

A Flash Book Review of ‘50 Barn Poems’ and Brief Interview with Zac Smith

Cunt, cunt, cunt: an interview with Laura Theobald and Mikaela Grantham photo
November 18, 2019 | Interview

Cunt, cunt, cunt: an interview with Laura Theobald and Mikaela Grantham

Elizabeth Ellen

I think they mean they just don't like a woman going around going "cunt cunt cunt."

Spy in the House of Anais Nin: an interview with Kim Krizan photo
November 1, 2019 | Interview

Spy in the House of Anais Nin: an interview with Kim Krizan

Elle Nash

...a person is like an ocean, or a country, or a forest...

Zoom in on the Detail: An Interview with Chris Campanioni photo
October 18, 2019 | Interview

Zoom in on the Detail: An Interview with Chris Campanioni

Doug Paul Case

The 550-page the Internet is for real by poet, activist, educator, and underwear model Chris Campanioni struck me earlier this year as a much-needed treatise on "post-Internet" culture. Yes, I found

The Same Space Your Ghost Inhabits: An Interview with Sam Ross photo
October 1, 2019 | Interview

The Same Space Your Ghost Inhabits: An Interview with Sam Ross

Doug Paul Case

I'm four months late posting this interview, and that's on me, but it's a testament to Sam Ross's debut collection, Company, that I've thought of it at least weekly since. His poems are deceptively

‘Getting Cancelled Means You Are Permanently Working Class’: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Brian Allen Carr photo
September 20, 2019 | Interview

‘Getting Cancelled Means You Are Permanently Working Class’: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Brian Allen Carr

Elizabeth Ellen

When I was younger, if you had a hard time following rules, you became an artist.

Now, if you have a hard time following rules, you become an entrepreneur.

People in the literary world follow rules the most.

Midwestern Strange: An Interview with B.J. Hollars photo
September 19, 2019 | Interview

Midwestern Strange: An Interview with B.J. Hollars

Dorothy Chan

From a Wisconsin "Dogman," to a 400-pound giant turtle, to Martians that serve pancakes, B.J. Hollars' latest book, Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians, and the Weird in Flyover

Patrick Coleman Interview photo
August 19, 2019 | Interview

Patrick Coleman Interview

Micah Ling

A conversation with Patrick Coleman, loosely around his new book, The Churchgoer (Harper Perennial).

This is a story about humanity. It makes sense in that it proves most things don’t make sense. A

Empathy in the Usual Way: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Amanda Goldblatt photo
August 13, 2019 | Interview

Empathy in the Usual Way: Elizabeth Ellen Interviews Amanda Goldblatt

Elizabeth Ellen

"Honestly, I don't care if language overtakes story." 

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Worsted

Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily

 

Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub