Interviews

Interview with David Mura

Jing Jian

David Mura is a memoirist, novelist, poet, and literary critic. He has written the novel Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire and two memoirs: Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. I talked with David Mura over email about his newest book, A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity and Narrative Craft in Writing (University of Georgia Press, 2018).

Interview with Cassidy McFadzean

Emily Brown

Cassidy McFadzean was born in Regina and earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Hacker Packer (McClelland & Stewart 2015), which won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Drolleries (M&S 2019)Her poems have appeared in BOAAT, Event, The Fiddlehead, PRISM international, and The Best Canadian Poetry 2016and have been shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and The Walrus Poetry Prize. She lives in Toronto.

Interview with Susan Steinberg

Izzy Casey

Susan Steinberg is the author of three story collections, most recently Spectacle. Her first novel, Machine, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. She teaches at the University of San Francisco.

Izzy Casey: Let’s start with Spectacle—the title does so much for the collection, as the death of a loved one, the estrangement of a parent, and the dysfunction of families can make one feel like a spectacle, at the center of attention, while simultaneously unseen.

Interview with Sabrina Orah Mark

Ellen Boyette

Sabrina Orah Mark grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University; an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and a PhD in English from the University of Georgia. She is the author of the book-length poetry collections The Babies (2004), winner of the Saturnalia Book Prize chosen by Jane Miller, and Tsim Tsum (2009), as well as the chapbook Walter B.’s Extraordinary Cousin Arrives for a Visit & Other Tales from Woodland Editions. Her collection of stories, Wild Milk, was published by Dorothy in 2018.

Interview with Franny Choi

Katherine Gibbel

Franny Choi is a poet, performer, editor, and playwright. She is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone and the chapbook Death by Sex Machine. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, the New England Review, and elsewhere. She is a Kundiman Fellow, senior news editor for Hyphen, cohost of the Poetry Foundation podcast VS, and member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her second collection, Soft Science, is forthcoming from Alice James Books in April 2018. A current Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Michigan, she is currently based near Detroit, Michigan.

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