Welcome to Delphi Quarterly, our new online quarterly for writer interviews. We are excited to launch our first issue, Volume I, Issue 1, Winter 2013.
As writers ourselves, the editors of Delphi Quarterly envision this journal as a diverse and inclusive space for conversations on craft with writers across genres—fiction, poetry, drama, ecological and creative non-fiction—and across levels of accomplishment. These conversations will highlight a single published piece of writing, whether a book, poem, essay, play, or story.
We invite you to join us on these pages to become part of a global conversation on writing. We are especially interested in including writers who have published a great deal but not yet published a book, authors of texts on nature and the environment, and small-press authors and translators of prose and poetry whose books are lost to time.
Writers Interviewing Writers
Delphi seeks to be a democratic venture and a space for many voices. We encourage writers to help spread the word about Delphi, as well as actively participate by interviewing deserving writers. Please see our Guidelines page for how to query us.
Volume I, Issue 1, Winter 2013
In our launch issue we’re excited to present Ramola D’s interview with Neil Shepard, poet, professor, editor, and founder of the Writing Program at the Vermont Studio Center, on the subject of his new collection of poetry, Vermont Exit Ramps, which features a mix of lyric and narrative poetry, far and near travels, and innovative word-play experiments with puns, anagrams, and, interestingly, Chinese fortune cookies.
Dan Gutstein, fiction writer and Creative Writing faculty member from George Washington University, chats with Justin Sirois, Baltimore fiction writer and poet, on the subject of his novel about Iraq, Falcons on the Floor. They also discuss Sirois’s experimental use of voice shifts and sonic word-play in the novel DMBSTRCK, as well as his new downloadable-on-smart-phones fiction series (about a fictional app and social network), So Say the Waiters.
This issue also launches two special features. The Writer as Publisher probes the world of writers who have become independent book publishers. In the first interview, Joe Ponepinto chats with Sarah Gorham, founder of Sarabande Books.
From the Workshops opens with students from the Bangalore Writers Workshop interviewing the founders of the organization, Rhea Mukherjee and Bhumika Anand.