Ten Questions from Poets & Writers

Ten Questions for Guy Gunaratne

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Staff
12.11.18

“There is something about your own subconscious that is far more perceptive than whatever your conscious mind can conjure up.” —Guy Gunaratne, author of In Our Mad and Furious City

Ten Questions for Nuruddin Farah

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Staff
12.4.18

“No writing is good enough until you, as an author, make a small contribution, the size of a drop, into the ocean of the world’s literature.” —Nuruddin Farah, author of North of Dawn

Ten Questions for Idra Novey

by Staff
11.6.18

“To sit down and write requires a degree of optimism. You have to trust that there is relief to be found in placing one word after another.” —Idra Novey, author of Those Who Knew

Ten Questions for Sherwin Bitsui

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Staff
10.30.18

“I move between language, history, and worldviews—it’s always place between that gives me the most insight into my creative process.” —Sherwin Bitsui, author of Dissolve

Ten Questions for May-Lee Chai

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Staff
10.23.18

“I wish it were easier for writers of color who don’t come from moneyed backgrounds to be heard and celebrated.” —May-Lee Chai, author of Useful Phrases for Immigrants

Ten Questions for Christopher Kennedy

by Staff
9.25.18

“I have three states of being: feeling doubt, manifesting a vague desire to say something that seems important, and writing toward ground zero of that desire.” —Christopher Kennedy, author of Clues From the Animal Kingdom

Ten Questions for Melanie Hobson

by Staff
9.11.18

“I can multitask the hell out of a holiday meal preparation, but when I’m working on a novel it’s all or nothing.” —Melanie Hobson, author of Summer Cannibals

Ten Questions for J. M. Holmes

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Staff
8.21.18

“It is a terrifying process to release your literary babies into the world, where anybody can say anything they want about them.” —J. M. Holmes, author of How Are You Going to Save Yourself

Ten Questions for Jos Charles

by Staff
8.14.18

“In a system that doesn’t value writing, but only the marketing possibility of the writer and the written object, to write is the success itself.” —Jos Charles, author of feeld

Ten Questions for Alexia Arthurs

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Staff
7.24.18

“I’ve gotten messages from people who tell me that they were waiting on a book like mine.” —Alexia Arthurs, author of the story collection How to Love a Jamaican

Ten Questions for Amy Bonnaffons

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Staff
7.17.18

“I’m coming to believe more and more that the whole body should be engaged in the writing process.”—Amy Bonnaffons, author of the debut story collection The Wrong Heaven

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