Category: Interviews

Jessica Lawson interview

Gash Atlas by Jessica Lawson was selected by Erica Hunt for first place in Kore Press Institute’s Poetry Prize and is being released this September (pre-order now available). This interview with the poet was conducted by Ari Schill on May 3, 2022.   “…there’s no way to make an uncomplicated step in a conversation with white

Alexis Orgera Interview

This interview by Air Schill, KPI Newsletter and Interview Fellow, was conducted via Zoom on January 20, 2022 with poet, herbalist and author Alexis Orgera, whose new book Head Case, was released from Kore Press in December 2021.  Ari Schill: After reading Head Case: My Father Alzheimer’s & Other Brainstorms, I found myself curious to

Interview with Tracie Morris

Tracie Morris, poet, author & Guggenheim recipient talks about her new book, her creative process and film inspiration. This interview was conducted by Ari Schill, Newsletter Editor and content developer with KPI. Ari Schill is an educator & writer who loves reading poetry & talking to authors. Ari Schill:  I want to start by saying

t’ai freedom ford & Teré Fowler Chapman READING: Oct 12

t’ai freedom ford & Teré Fowler Chapman READING Saturday, Oct 12 6:30pm-8pm; doors@ 6pm Presented in partnership with TC Tolbert and the University of Arizona Poetry Center $5 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds. It’s a potluck! Bring something to share if you are able. Kore Press Institute / 325

Cheryl Strayed Is Fed Up With Memoir-Bashing

This year’s judge of Kore Press’ 2nd Annual Memoir Award talks literary justice and more with Katherine Standefer (interview excerpt below) “Cheryl Strayed is a feminist phenomenon, what with her dazzling, bestselling memoir Wild, and her wildly popular Dear Sugar advice column, which is now a bestselling book and a NY Times podcast. But unlike