A conversation with Daniel Lassell. Daniel is the author of Spit (July 2021), winner of the 2020 Wheelbarrow Books Emerging Poetry Prize and a poetry finalist for the 2021 International Book Awards, as well as Ad Spot (April 2021), a chapbook from Ethel Zine & Micro Press. His recent poetry can be found in the Colorado Review, Southern Humanities Review, River Styx, Grist, and Prairie Schooner. He raised llamas and alpacas while growing up on a farm in Kentucky.
A conversation with John Phillip Santos; a writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas. His two memoirs, Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation (a National Book Award Finalist) and The Farthest Home is in an Empire of Fire, together tell the ancestral stories of his mother and father’s families, an American origin story of the centuries-long migrations that emerged out of Spain, Mexico, and the lands that became South Texas. His book of poems is Songs Older Than Any Known Singer.
A conversation with Michael Kleber-Diggs. Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection, Worldly Things, won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and will be published by Milkweed Editions in June of this year and his essay "On the Complex Flavors of Black Joy," is included in "There's a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis," edited by Tracy K. Smith and John Freeman. This is an important, if at times painful, discussion about race, community, and hope. I'm grateful to Michael for having it with me.
A conversation with Katie Peterson. Katie is a poet and directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at UC Davis. Her most recent book is, "Life in a Field," and was selected for the 2020 Omnidawn Open Book Prize.
A conversation with the poet Laura Van Prooyen, the author of three collections of poetry including "Inkblot and Altar," "Our House Was on Fire," and the recently released "Frances of the Wider Field."
A conversation with Jason Myers. Jason is a poet, a minister, and the Editor-in-Chief of the EcoTheo Review.
A conversation with Allison Seay, author of the poetry collection "To See the Queen," and Associate for Religion and the Arts at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA.
A conversation with the poet and writer Leah Naomi Green. Leah's most recent book is "The More Extravagant Feast" and she is the recipient of the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award.
An interview with the author and poet, Jordan Scott. Jordan is the author of five books including recent "I Talk Like a River," "Silt," "Blert," "Decomp," "Night & Ox." This is an important discussion that delves deep into Jordan's work and the experience of stuttering.
Todd Davis and Noah Davis are both published poets, men sensitive to the land and our home ground. They are also father and son, which made for a fascinating and engaging discussion.