Winter/Spring 2016


Deborah Bacharach

Deborah Bacharach (Diana Raab interview) is the author of After I Stop Lying (Cherry Grove Collections, 2015). Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, The Antigonish Review, Arts & Letters, and The Inquisitive Eater among many others. Find out more about her at

Denton Loving (William Kelley Woolfitt interview) is the author of the poetry collection Crimes Against Birds (Main Street Rag,


Denton Loving/Photo: Cyndi Williams

2015) and editor of Seeking Its Own Level, an anthology of writings about water (MotesBooks, 2014).  His fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have recently appeared in River Styx, CutBank, [PANK] and The Chattahoochee Review. Follow him on twitter @DentonLoving.


Diana Raab

Diana Raab, Ph.D. (Alexandra van de Kamp interview) is an award-winning poet, memoirist, educator, and author of eight books, including four poetry collections. Her latest poetry collection. Lust, is available in softcover and on Audible. She has her Ph.D. in Psychology with concentration in Transpersonal Psychology. She’s editor of two anthologies, Writers and Their Notebooks and Writers on the Edge: 22 Writes Speak About Addiction and Dependency. She is an advocate of writing for healing and transformation and facilitates workshops in this area. Her forthcoming book, “Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Tell Your Story and Transforming Your Life” is due out in 2017 by Loving Healing Press.She blogs for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post (Huff50) and PsychAlive.

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta (Lynn C. Miller interview) teaches writing for Harvard Extension School and is the author


Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

of three books, The Fairy Tales Mammals Tell (2013), The Creative Year: 52 Workshops for Writers (2014), and Poetry for Strangers (2015). A fourth book, Energy: The Life of John J. McKetta, is forthcoming from University of Texas Press in 2017. Her poetry and stories have been published in over 50 literary journals around the United States, including Mid-American Review, Literary Mama, bosque, and The Coachella Review, and she serves as the nonfiction editor for bosque: the magazine. Her PhD (Univ. Texas 2009) focused on the intersections between fairy tales and autobiography. She lives in Boise with her family.

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Alexandra van de Kamp

Alexandra van de Kamp, (Susan Cohen interview) 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.  You may see more of her poetry and prose at her website:


Fall 2015

Marcene Gandolfo

Marcene Gandolfo

Marcene Gandolfo (Mary-Sherman Willis interview) is doubly celebrated this issue as her own work is featured by Barbara Crooker. Her debut book, Angles of Departure, recently won Foreword ReviewsSilver Book of the Year Award in Poetry. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals, including Poet Lore, Bellingham Review, Bayou, DMQ Review, and Paterson Literary Review. She has taught Writing and Literature at several northern California colleges. For more information about Marcene and her work, visit her website at

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Barbara Crooker

Barbara Crooker (Marcene Gandolfo interview) was featured in our Winter 2015 issue, and returns to feature Marcene Gandolfo. Her poems have appeared widely, in magazines such as The Green Mountains Review, Poet Lore, The Potomac Review, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, and anthologies such as The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Good Poems for Hard Times (Garrison Keillor, editor), and Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. Her poetry has been read on the BBC, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), and by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac, and in Ted Kooser’s column, American Life in Poetry. Her books are Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance (Word Press 2008), which won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; More (C&R Press 2010); Gold (Cascade Books, a division of Wipf and Stock, in their Poeima Poetry Series, 2013); Small Rain (Purple Flag, an imprint of the Virtual Artists Collective, 2014); and Barbara Crooker: Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press, 2015).


Summer 2015

Annie Kim (Michael Collins interview) is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Annie KimWriters and the recipient of a fellowship from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.  Cyclorama, her first poetry collection, which has just won the 2015 Michael Waters Poetry Prize was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Brittingham/Felix Pollak Prizes in Poetry and the Kundiman Poetry Prize.  Her poems appear in journals such as Mudlark, Ninth Letter, Asian American Literary Review, and DMQ Review.  Kim works at the University of Virginia School of Law as the Assistant Dean for Public Service. Her poetry may be sampled here:

at DMQ Review:

and Mudlark:

Lisa LC

Photo by Kaitlin Kushner

Lisa Lenard-Cook (Catherine Ryan-Hyde interview), featured earlier in Delphi, is the author of the PEN-shortlisted novel Dissonance, originally published by UNM Press, and recently re-issued in paperback and e-editions by Santa Fe Writers’ Project. She’s also the author of New Mexico Penwomen Zia Prize-shortlisted novel Coyote Morning (UNM Press), and the writing guides The Mind of Your Story (Writer’s Digest Books) and (with Lynn C. Miller) Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir (University of Wisconsin Press), as well as numerous trade nonfiction books. Her short fiction has appeared in Southwest Review, Rosebud, Puerto del Sol, and other journals. Lisa is a faculty member at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, and was recently a featured writer at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference in Ogden. Lisa is a co-founder of ABQ Writers Co-op (, bosque (the magazine), and the Bosque Fiction Prize, and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. More on Lisa Lenard-Cook may be found at Poets & Writers, and at the following sites:–lisa-contributor-305961.php

Ramola D (Kim Roberts interview) is the Founder and Editor of Delphi Quarterly.  Her bio may be found here.


Spring 2015


Beth Uznis Johnson

Beth Uznis Johnson (Stephen G. Eoannou Interview) has an MFA in fiction and also edits Thrive, the quarterly patient publication of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her short story, “Deep Dark Tan,” was selected by Jess Walter as the second runner up in the Story Quarterly Fiction Prize and published in the Winter 2014 (46/47) issue. Her work has also appeared in the Bear River Review. A lifelong resident of suburban Detroit, she likes anything having to do with gritty manufacturing towns and cars.

Visit Beth Uznis Johnson’s Website at

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Margaret Rozga

Poet, playwright, and social justice advocate Margaret Rozga (Barbara Crooker Interview) is an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Waukesha, where she taught creative writing and multicultural literature. Her play March On Milwaukee: A Memoir of the Open Housing Protests has seen four full-length productions and numerous concert readings. She transformed scenes from the play into the poems of her first book, 200 Nights and One Day (Benu Press, 2009). Her other books include Though I Haven’t Been to Baghdad (Benu Press, 2012), and most recently Justice Freedom Herbs (Word Tech Press, 2015). She served as managing editor of the poetry chapbook anthology Turn Up the Volume: Poems About the States of Wisconsin.

Her Pushcart Prize-nominated essay “Community Inclusive: A Poetics to Move Us Forward” is included in Local Grounds: Midwest Poetics. She enjoys multi-arts collaboration, having work included in seven collaborative projects with visual artists, and consulting with an Arts Across the Curriculum non-profit, Arts @ Large. She leads poetry workshops throughout Wisconsin and nationally. A past resident at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon and at Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, she was named a 2014 Creative Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. She is currently working on a book of poems focused on the life and times of Jessie Benton Frémont.

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Wendy Wisner

Wendy Wisner (Margaret Rozga Interview) is a mom, writer, and lactation consultant (IBCLC).

She is the author of two books of poems (CW Books), and her writing has appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Scary Mommy, and Mamalode. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons. She does all her writing on her phone while she lies in the dark waiting for her kids to fall asleep.

Find Wendy at Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Ramola D (Sid Gold Interview) is the Founder and Editor of Delphi Quarterly. Her bio may be found here.

Winter 2015

BrigitKYHeadshot-2Brigit Kelly Young‘s (Jacob M. Appel interview) fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Word Riot, Folio Lit Journal, The Common, 2 River View, Midwestern Gothic, The North American Review and Eclectica Magazine, among others. More information and links to her work can be found at

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Andrew Gifford (April L. Ford interview) AndrewICPphoto-1is the founder and director of the Santa Fe Writers Project ( Over the years, to (in his words) fuel his crippling publishing habit, he’s worked as a caterer, a bookseller, a groundskeeper, in call centers, as the wire editor for an Associated Press company, as a business writer for Oxford Intelligence, and as a development editor for the American Psychological Association books department. He is currently working on completing his own memoir highlighting his experiences as heir to the Gifford icecream legacy, We All Scream.

Ramola D (bosque magazine interview) is Founder and Editor of Delphi Quarterly. Her bio is here.


Fall 2014

AndyRossAndy Ross (Lisa Lenard-Cook interview) opened his literary agency in 2008. Prior to that, he was the owner of the legendary Cody’s Books in Berkeley for 30 years. During that time, he sold more than 10 million books and hosted over 5000 events for some of the world’s greatest authors. In 1989, Cody’s was fire bombed in retaliation for the store featuring Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. This made them the first victim of Islamic terrorism in The United States, which goes to show that bookselling can be a dangerous business. They never stopped selling the book.

Added note from Andy Ross:

My agency represents books in a wide range of non-fiction genres including but not limited to: narrative non-fiction, science, journalism, history, and current events . We also represent literary, commercial, and YA fiction. For non-fiction I look for writing with a strong voice, robust story arc, and books that tell a big story about culture and society by authors with the authority to write about their subject. In fiction, I like stories about real people in the real world. I don’t work with: poetry, short stories, art and photography, adult science fiction and fantasy, romance, horror, and YA paranormal. I am a member of the Association of Author Representatives (AAR). Check out my website and blog, “Ask the Agent”.

Ramola D (Katherine Smith interview) is Founder and Editor of Delphi Quarterly. Her bio is here.


Summer 2014

naomi-3-smallNaomi Thiers (Gregory Luce interview) is a Washington, DC-area poet. Her first book of poetry, Only The Raw Hands Are Heaven, won the 1993 Washington Writers Publishing House competition and in 2013, her collection In Yolo County was published by Finishing Line. Her poetry, fiction, and interviews with writers have been published in Virginia Quarterly Review, Poet Lore, Colorado Review, Kweli, Grist, Potomac Review, Sojourners, and many other magazines. In her newest collection, She Was a Cathedral (forthcoming from Finishing Line in 2015), each poem centers on a specific woman the poet has known well or encountered.  Naomi and Greg Luce have been close friends and nurturers of one another’s poems for 10 years.

Naomi Thiers was featured in Delphi’s Winter 2014 issue.

Ramola D (Andrew Gifford, SFWP interview) is Editor at Delphi Quarterly. Her bio is here.


Spring 2014

Ramola D (Rose Solari, ASP interview) is Co-Editor at Delphi Quarterly. Her bio is here.


Winter 2014

Dan Gutstein (Adam Deutsch interview) is Co-Editor at Delphi Quarterly. His bio is here.

Ramola D (Naomi Thiers interview) is Co-Editor at Delphi Quarterly. Her bio is here.


Fall 2013

329105_10101257008890961_1140894751_o-2Jenn Alandy (Dan Gutstein interview) was raised in Vallejo, California. Her fiction has been published in W.W. Norton’s Hint Fiction anthology and Permafrost magazine. Jenn is currently an MFA candidate in Fiction at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she also teaches English. For four years, she lived in Washington DC and it killed her soul. Louisiana (Geaux Saints) brought her back to life.

Dan Gutstein (Patricia Sarrafian Ward interview) is Co-Editor at Delphi Quarterly. His bio is here.


Summer 2013


Linda Legters (Steve Himmer interview) has published fiction in numerous literary journals, among them Glimmer Train, Alaska Quarterly Review, and StoryQuarterly. She teaches creative writing and contemporary literature at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. Her website is

Dan Gutstein (Maureen Thorson interview) is Co-Editor at Delphi Quarterly. His bio is here.

Joe Ponepinto (Kathleen Rooney interview) was the launching co-editor of Delphi Quarterly and the Book Review editor for The Los Angeles Review.


Spring 2013

Ankita BhargavaAnkita Bhargava  (Writing from the Chakras interview) is a freelance writer based out of Bangalore. She studied Physics at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and Business at IMT Ghaziabad. A HR professional by day, and a writer by night, she has written business research papers addressing issues related to HR Strategy and Management. A literary and science fiction enthusiast, she writes fiction as a means of self-therapy. Also a cinephile, Ankita organized the first ever Future Shorts India Film festival in Delhi and Bangalore.

Ramola D (Tania Hershman interview) is the co-editor of Delphi Quarterly. Her bio is here.

Joe Ponepinto (Gretchen E. Henderson and Dan Cafaro interviews) is the launching co-editor of Delphi Quarterly and the Book Review editor for The Los Angeles Review.



BWWGraduationBangalore Writers Workshop interviewers:
Deepti Tarakanath (entrepreneur), Deepa Padmanabhan (teacher), Kishor V R (technical writer), Pratik Ravani (software engineer), Sudhir Borgonha (doctor and researcher), Amulya Shruthi (student and advertising professional), and Sarita Talwai (psychologist and consultant) are from different batches of the Bangalore Writers Workshop.

Ramola D (Neil Shepard interview) is the co-editor of Delphi Quarterly. Her bio is here.

Dan Gutstein (Justin Sirois interview) is now a co-editor of Delphi Quarterly. His bio is here.

Joe Ponepinto (Sarah Gorham interview) was the launching co-editor of Delphi Quarterly and the Book Review editor for The Los Angeles Review.

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