Posts by Daniel Pieczkolon

Chen Chen Interview photo
March 7, 2018 | Interview

Chen Chen Interview

Daniel Pieczkolon

Most of the time, I am skeptical of the notion that a writer can find his or her voice.  I warn my first-year students against believing the maxim because, to me, it presupposes that every writer

Interview with Jill McDonough photo
January 10, 2018 | Interview

Interview with Jill McDonough

Daniel Pieczkolon

Thank you for calling that curiosity “innocent.”  I like the sense of “innocent" as “guileless,” rather than “not-guilty,” since the poems sketch both our ignorance and our complicity.  I

Interview with Donika Kelly  photo
February 6, 2017 | Interview

Interview with Donika Kelly 

Daniel Pieczkolon

BESTIARY was released in October of 2016 by Graywolf Press and has garnered a great deal of praise, including being longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award in Poetry. Kelly was kind enough to answer a few of my questions via email regarding the notion of self in poetry, how trauma and grief can manifest in art, and how her critical work informs (or fails to inform) her poetry.