Magazine Articles Tagged With interviews

The Wild Unsayable: A Q&A with Mark Doty

by Maya C. Popa

Feature

Posted 4.15.15

Maya C. Popa

Whether he is writing poems, essays on the craft of poetry, or a memoir about his dogs, award-winning poet Mark Doty applies a passionate intellect that drives his readers deep into uncharted territory.

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Finding the Words: A Q&A with Maggie Nelson

by Michele Filgate

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Posted 4.15.15

Michele Filgate

In her ninth book, The Argonauts, published this month by Graywolf Press, Maggie Nelson explores the frontiers of thinking about love, language, and family, adding to a stunning body of work unconstrained by labels of form and genre.

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Reviewers & Critics: Ron Charles of the Washington Post

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Ron Charles of the Washington Post and the Totally Hip Video Book Review series gives his insights on the ethical and practical challenges of being a book critic for a major newspaper.

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Miwa Messer’s Great New Writers

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

The director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program talks about the process of searching for the “extraordinary storytelling” that makes a great new book.

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Agents & Editors: Jennifer Joel

by Michael Szczerban

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Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.

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Grotz Leads Bread Loaf Translators

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

The director of Bread Loaf’s new Translators’ Conferences talks about how the conference came about, what shape it will take, and what it means to be a translator in today’s literary culture.

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A Profile of Tracy K. Smith

by Renee H. Shea

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Posted 2.10.15

Renee H. Shea

In her extraordinary new memoir, Ordinary Light, Pulitzer Prize­–winning poet Tracy K. Smith embraces a fuller sense of herself as a writer while cementing the connection between her children and her ancestors using the best glue she knows: words.

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A Profile of T. Geronimo Johnson

by Kevin Nance

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Posted 2.10.15

Kevin Nance

For T. Geronimo Johnson, whose second book, Welcome to Braggsville, was published in February, writing is a way to push himself, and his readers, into uncomfortable territory—to start a conversation, a communion, that could open up our hearts.

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Reviewers & Critics: Dwight Garner of the New York Times

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 1.15.15

January/February 2015

In the inaugural installment of our new feature, Reviewers & Critics, New York Times book reviewer Dwight Garner talks about his experience as a critic—the required credentials (or lack thereof), how to cut through the hype, the role of negative reviews, and more.

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Muradov's Accidental Inspiration

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

“My work is a lifelong celebration of futility.” Artist Roman Muradov, designer of this issue’s cover, discusses his various wells of inspiration, his relationship to the written word, and the importance of doing nothing.

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