About Delphi, Interviews, New Issue

Welcome to Delphi Quarterly’s Premiere Issue

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.

About Delphi

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

Neil croppedIn 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.

justin-SiroisDan 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.

gorham, sarah-5This 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 Rheea Mukherjeefrom the Bangalore Writers Workshop interviewing the founders of the organization, Rhea Mukherjee and Bhumika Anand.Bhumika Anand

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About Ramola D

Ramola D is the author of Invisible Season (WWPH, 1998), which co-won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry award in 1998, and Temporary Lives, awarded the 2008 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and finalist in the 2010 Library of Virginia Fiction awards. A Discovery/The Nation finalist and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the recipient of a 2005 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. Her fiction, poetry, essays, and writer-interviews have appeared in various journals and anthologies including previously in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Agni, Northwest Review, Green Mountains Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Indiana Review, recently in Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine (OR Books, 2015), All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), and also in Best American Poetry 1994, Full Moon on K Street: Poems by Washington, DC Poets (Plan B Press, 2009), and Best American Fantasy 2007. Her fiction was shortlisted in Best American Stories 2007, and included in Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington DC Women Writers (Paycock Press, 2006). She holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University and a BS in Physics and an MBA from the University of Madras. She has most recently taught creative writing at The George Washington University and The Writer’s Center, Bethesda. She lives currently in the Boston area where she edits the online literary review Delphi Quarterly, runs the citizen-journalism site The Everyday Concerned Citizen while also building the new Human Rights documentation site, Covert Assaults Satyagraha, and teaches children's art and creative writing workshops at her home studio, The Wishing Well.

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