Category: Interview

Interview with Benjamin Johnson

Apr 5, 2016 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

by Tera Swearngin Benjamin Johnson is an associate professor at the University of Central Missouri. His articles on modern poetry and culture have appeared in venues including Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Arizona Quarterly, and The Wallace Stevens Journal. How did you get interested in the work of Beatrice Hastings? I stumbled upon her while doing research for…

An Interview with Adrian C. Louis

Mar 10, 2016 | Interview,

by Tera Swearngin Adrian C. Louis is a Native American writer born in Nevada and a member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. He has written several books of poetry – his 2006 poetry collection, Logorrhea, was released by Northwestern University Press and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His 2012 collection Savage Sunsets…

Interview with Phong Nguyen on Unsung Masters Series

Apr 29, 2015 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

By Luke McKiddy Recently Pleiades Press had the opportunity to talk with Phong Nguyen, contributor and editor for the third volume of the Unsung Masters Series, Nancy Hale: On the Life & Work of a Lost American Master. The contributors’ essays make it clear they have a great appreciation for Nancy Hale and her work. What…

Interview with Bruce Snider

Apr 15, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by M. J. Chrisman Bruce Snider’s Paradise, Indiana tells pieces of Indiana history through vivid imagery and detail, often through the eyes of characters and perspectives the reader wouldn’t normally expect. Throughout the book, he describes elements of life after death through several interspersed poems titled “Afterlife,” each one displaying a new viewpoint and containing its own…

Interview with Bruce Whiteman

Apr 8, 2015 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

by Rebeccah Ferbezar Bruce Whiteman is a poet and writer living in Toronto. Among his books are the collections Intimate Letter (ECW, 2014), Tablature (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2014), and The Invisible World Is in Decline, Books I-VI (ECW, 2006), as well as a translation of Tiberianus’ Pervigilium Veneris (Russell Maret, 2009). His literary criticism appears in…

Interview with Katie Bickham

Mar 12, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by Luke McKiddy Katie Bickham’s poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Deep South Magazine, The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry and elsewhere.  Her work has won the The Missouri Review Editor’s Prize and her first book, The Belle Mar, was selected by Alicia Ostriker as the winner of The Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize.  Katie…

An Interview with Abigail Cloud

Jan 16, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by Christopher Eithun Abigail Cloud’s book, Sylph, won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize and was published by Pleiades Press in 2014. Her poetry has also appeared in Pleiades, Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, and other literary journals. With a background in dance, Abigail is interested in combining choreography with poetry, and the effect that forms of the body…