Volume I, Issue 1, Winter 2013
In this 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, college writing teacher, poet, and fiction writer, 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.Note: Comments are open on the individual interview pages.