Category: Interviews

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

An Interview with Monica Ong

The Body Is A Walking Anthology, by Katherine Standefer Silent Anatomies is Monica Ong’s first book, selected by Joy Harjo for the Kore Press 2014 First Book Award. Ong is the daughter of a Chinese mother and father, who were born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Her grandparents fled Southern china to Manila during WW2. Ong

An Interview with Tracie Morris

by John Melillo   Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, singer, sound artist, and professor who lives in New York City, but something is lost in that simple enumeration. It’s not just that she occupies all these roles: she embodies the movement across, between, and around them. In her work, speech—in all its sonic, semantic,

An Interview with Roxane Gay

by Arisa White    A dynamic provocateur and cultural critic, Roxane Gay was the judge for the Kore Press Annual Short Fiction Award, 2015. She is the author of Ayiti, Bad Feminist, and An Untamed State. Her work has been nominated for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Outstanding Literary Work in nonfiction and

An Interview with Sonya Renee Taylor

Lift You Out of the Pit What was your last bite? A mango, strawberry, blueberry maple yogurt parfait with maple quinoa granola. Tell us about The Body is Not an Apology and how you came to create this space. On February 9, 2011, I posted a Facebook status and profile picture of myself in a