Welcome to the second issue of Delphi Quarterly, our new online quarterly for writer and filmmaker interviews. We are pleased to report we are still well and thriving and excited to launch our spring issue, Volume I, Issue 2, Spring 2013.
Also, please note our entire Premiere issue which debuted in Jan 2013 with its stellar roster of interviews (Neil Shepard, Justin Sirois, Sarah Gorham of Sarabande Books, Rheea Mukherjee and Bhumika Anand of Bangalore Writers Workshop) is fully archived under Recent Issues. Drop in anytime to read.
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, film, 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, film, 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 1, Issue 2, Spring 2013
Welcome to Delphi’s spring issue! We’re pleased to be offering co-editor interviews this season with two extraordinary writers, Gretchen E. Henderson and Tania Hershman, who are both pushing boundaries in their fearless and innovative approaches to poetry, narrative prose, and flash fiction. For a glimpse into body-centered writing, we step with Bangalore writer Ankita Bhargava into Minal Hajratwala’s Writing from the Chakras workshop. Once more, Joe Ponepinto explores the world of indie publishing and how publishers view the writer as artist, this time through the eyes of Dan Cafaro of Atticus Books.
Gretchen E. Henderson has been published in many of the most prestigious literary journals in the country. She has published four books, the latest of which, The House Enters the Street (Starcherone Books) was the runner-up for the AWP Award Series in the Novel. Other titles include Galerie de Difformité (&NOW Books, winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize), On Marvellous Things Heard (Green Lantern Press), and a poetry chapbook on cartographic history, Wreckage: By Land & By Sea (Dancing Girl Press).
Tania Hershman is the author of two collections of fiction, The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008), which was commended, 2009 Orange Award for New Writers, and My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions (Tangent, 2012). Her award-winning short and very short stories have been widely published online and in print and broadcast on BBC Radio. She is founder and editor of The Short Review, an online journal reviewing short story collections.
Minal Hajratwala’s award-winning nonfiction epic Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009) was called “incomparable” by Alice Walker and “searingly honest” by the Washington Post. She recently edited an anthology Out! Stories From the New Queer India (Queer Ink, 2012). A writing coach, she offers insights into her intriguing Writing from the Chakras workshop for this issue’s From the Workshops.
In this issue’s The Writer as Publisher feature, we talk with Dan Cafaro, owner of Atticus Books, who is as good an example of a writer’s passion for literature and the desire to bring new voices to the stage as any in the industry.
As Delphi steps further into 2013 with this our second issue, and we expand our rubric to include documentary filmmakers, we invite writers, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers everywhere to join us–interview a fellow/sister writer or filmmaker, offer us insights into your writing workshops! Please drop in at our Guidelines page, send us your thoughts. We want to hear from you!