Category: Interviews

An Interview with Rae Gouirand

ALL the Way Open   1. What was your last bite? The girl who made me fried chicken and waffles for breakfast. 2. Provide us with a 300-word lecture that is titled “Experience as Form, Grammar as Instinct.” I’ll take 20: There exists an infinity of sense for every expectation of syntax or sequence. Find

An Interview with Lorna Dee Cervantes

Beginning with Her…   1. What was your last bite? Ja! It’s been so long I don’t remember. I bit my lover in California a little too hard by accident. “The only thing I remember/ is the brush of my cat’s teeth/ when she tells me she loves me.” (from “Café Solo.”) 2. Provide us

An Interview with Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Dressed in Sibilant Stentences & Rhymes   1. What was your last bite? A cup of chai, a buttery croissant with scrambled eggs. I am happy. 2. Tell us how poetry entered your life. Share something visual/aural to complement the telling. I began writing out of homesickness when I was about twelve years old. I

An Interview with Airea D Matthews

Candor is My Default Position   1. What was your last bite? I’m sure it was in February after I allowed someone else’s temper to get the better of me. And then my temper flared. And then my fangs surfaced. And then my bite broke skin. I regret it. The aftertaste stayed for weeks. 2.

An Interview with Minal Hajratwala

Skin. Muscle. Bone. Minal Hajratwala’s latest poetry collection, Bountiful Instructions for Englightenment, published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a collective for which she is a co-founder, randomly opens to “Worship at Guadalupe Creek,” and the second stanza reads: “ Let me lean/into your tongue’s/exquisite roam.” Alright now! And it concludes: “ Under the bridge, tequila/chants our