Contributor Spotlights

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Inspiration from Komal Mathew

Volume 40.1 features three poems by Komal Mathew, found here. We asked Mathew to share the inspiration behind these  [read more]

Contributor Reads, COVID-19 Edition

We asked contributor Sari Fordham from our new issue, Volume 40.1, to share thoughts on writing and life in quarantine. Read her essay “The Mountain Lions of  [read more]

What inspires you? COVID-19 Edition

We asked poet Ruth Bardon from our forthcoming issue for a take on inspiration during the coronavirus pandemic. Read  [read more]

Contributor Reads, COVID-19

William Fargason, whose poem “Sieve” appears in Volume 36.2-3, has a debut book of poems, Love Song to the Demon-Possessed  [read more]

Contributor Reads

Map to the Stars, the fourth poetry collection from National Book Award and Pulitzer  [read more]

Inspiration(s) for “The Working-Class Ophelia”

STEPHANIE DICKINSON

Frozen like a thing of stone
I sit in thy shadow  [read more]

Inspiration from Julie Marie Wade

THE ADVENT CALENDAR AS HERMIT CRAB

I wrote “Advent” in autumn 2018 while  [read more]

Inspiration from Katherine Smith

ALLOWING THE LEAF

For an ultrasound  [read more]

What inspires you? Amy Stuber answers.

We asked Spring issue contributor Amy Stuber to share what inspired her story “Picturebook,” and we  [read more]

What inspires you? Aline Mello answers.

We asked Lost & Found issue contributor Aline Mello to share what inspired her poem “Studying for the Citizenship Test with My Mother,”  [read more]

Origins and Inspiration from Raul Palma

Raul Palma

UNIVERSAL JUDGMENT

I wrote the first draft of “[read more]

Inspiration from Kieran Wray Kramer

SEE AND BUILD

 
For me, with writing, I know a story will come. This is a gift my childhood gave me. And it’s because I lived close to the  [read more]

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