2016, Year of the Fire Monkey, Year of Change, and also the Year of Transparency (we hope) is here with secrets on all sides unraveling. Vaxxed, the film by Del Bigtree and Robert de Niro, despite censorship from medical censors, kept from being shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, is set to open at Angelika Theatre in New York, spilling its vaunted expose of CDC cover-ups on data linking autism to vaccines. Former Bush official Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson goes on record decrying the deadly US policies of war that result in massive private profits for Defense contractors.
UFOs are no longer “officially” considered imaginary, as the CIA declassifies records dating back to the ’50s and ’60s, and sightings seem to increase worldwide. Information on the secret space program is leaked online, chem trails are increasingly outed, secret surveillance and policing programs exposed, neuroweaponry testing exposed, global depopulation programs aired–the revelations, disclosures, and unravelings will surely continue around us as we go deeper into this year, and, one hopes, transform this cliche-ridden election year into a more meaningful year of change.
This April, Delphi celebrates a joint Winter and Spring issue with an intriguing variety of poetry and prose from many poets working quietly and deeply in places near and far, recording their responses to the world in vignettes of language, thought, and image.
Travel to places in Europe, Asia, and the US with these writers–William Kelley Woolfitt, Lynn C. Miller, Alexandra van de Kamp, Diana Raab, and Susan Cohen--as you explore their words and work in these pages. Many thanks to the interviewers, Denton Loving, Elisabeth Sharp McKetta, Diana Raab, Deborah Bacharach, and Alexandra van de Kamp for bringing us these fine interviews.
As Delphi transitions toward a fuller literary offering next issue, and gears up to seek funding, you are invited to submit your own creative work for consideration. Please see Guidelines for more.
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Delphi will publish short fiction, poetry, memoir/creative non-fiction, op-eds, and interviews, starting with the Summer 2016 issue. Submissions are invited, within distinct reading-periods. Please visit the Guidelines page for details.
Poets from Word Tech Editions continue the Round-Robin series begun over a year ago in these pages, with thoughtful conversations and glimpses of intriguing books.
Fiction writer Lynn C. Miller talks about her new novel, The Day After Death, which was released just this March, with writer and teacher Elisabeth Sharp McKetta.
Ekphrastic poet Alexandra van de Kamp discusses the joys of writing about paintings, photographs, and visual images with poet and memoirist Diana Raab. Diana Raab talks about the art of writing organically and with depth, of passionate subjects, with poet Deborah Bacharach.
William Kelley Woolfitt shares his documentary mountain poetry rooted in both the documentary and the spiritual with poet Denton Loving. Susan Cohen discusses epiphanies and music and imagery with poet Alexandra van de Kamp.
Explore poems and websites of each writer in the section following their interviews.
Deborah Bacharach interviews Diana Raab. Diana Raab is an award-winning poet, memoirist, blogger, and author of eight books, including two memoirs, Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal and Healing with Words; and four poetry collections, Dear Anais: My Life in Poems for You, The Guilt Gene, Listening to Africa, and Lust. She has a Ph.D. in psychology with a focus on transpersonal psychology. Her forthcoming book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, will be released in 2017 by Loving Healing Press.
Denton Loving interviews William Kelley Woolfitt. William Kelley Woolfitt is the author of the poetry collections Charles of the Desert (Paraclete Press, 2016) and Beauty Strip (Texas Review Press, 2014/ recipient of the Texas Review Breakthrough poetry contest). His fiction chapbook The Boy with Fire in His Mouth (2014) won the Epiphany Editions contest. His poems and stories have appeared in Blackbird, Image, Tin House, The Threepenny Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Epoch, and other journals. He is the recipient of the Howard Nemerov Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Denny C. Plattner Award from Appalachian Heritage. He is an Assistant Professor of English specializing in Creative Writing at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Alexandra van de Kamp interviews Susan Cohen. Susan Cohen is the author of two poetry chapbooks, a non-fiction book, and two full-length collections: Throat Singing and A Different Wakeful Animal, which won the 2015 Meadowhawk Prize from Red Dragonfly Press. Her recent poems appeared in Gargoyle, Harpur Palate, Poet Lore, Redactions, Salamander, Southern Humanities Review,, and anthologies including the Aeolian Harp Anthology Vol. 1 (Glass Lyre Press), Dark as a Hazel Eye: Coffee and Chocolate Poems (Ragged Sky Press), Lascaux Prize 2015 (Lascaux Books) and the Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She earned an MFA from Pacific University after a career as a journalist, and lives in Berkeley.
Diana Raab interviews Alexandra van de Kamp. Alexandra van de Kamp, a native of the state of New York, has recently moved to San Antonio, Texas. She has been published in numerous journals nationwide, such as: The Cincinnati Review, River Styx, Meridian, Lake Effect, The Denver Quarterly, 32Poems, Court Green, and The Connecticut Review. Her full-length collection of poems, The Park of Upside-Down Chairs, was published by CW Books in 2010, and her chapbook, Dear Jean Seberg (2011), won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest, which was judged by Matthew Dickman. A new chapbook, A Liquid Bird inside the Night, is forthcoming in 2015 from Red Glass Books. For six years she lived in Madrid, Spain, where she co-founded and edited the bilingual journal, Terra Incognita.
Elisabeth Sharp McKetta interviews Lynn C. Miller. Lynn C. Miller‘s new novel, The Day After Death, comes out in March, 2016 from the University of New Mexico Press. Her two prior novels are The Fool’s Journey and Death of a Department Chair. Co-editor of Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women’s Autobiography, Lynn has performed the work of many women writers, including Katherine Anne Porter, Victoria Woodhull, Edith Wharton, and Gertrude Stein. Co-author of Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir, she’s taught at the University of Southern California and Penn State, and was Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin until 2007. Short pieces have appeared in North Dakota Quarterly, Hawaii Review, Phoebe, Text and Performance Quarterly, Writer’s Forum, and (in press) Chautauqua Journal. She is the editor of the literary journal bosque.
As Delphi opens 2016 with this joint Winter/Spring issue, we expand outward this year toward fuller literary shores. Delphi’s Summer issue will feature short fiction, poetry, memoir, as well as writer-interviews and op-eds. Please send us your work. Deadlines and guidelines on the Guidelines page.
If you have been interviewed in these pages, we invite you to join the Interview Connector, to follow up with an interview of your own, to introduce a wonderful and deserving writer you know to a larger audience. Or, if you run a small press, consider setting up Round-Robin interviews with your best writers, where writers interview each other. We are also keen to have regular interviewers on board. Please drop in at our Guidelines page, send us your thoughts. We want to hear from you!