Jay Ponteri is the author of Wedlocked (Hawthorne 2013). He interviewed David Shields, Jim Shepard, and David Means.

Nora Lehmann (cover) is a painter of people, places and things. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art and currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Stuart Krimko is the author of Hymns and Essays (mal-o-mar 2011) and The Sweetness of Herbert (Sand Paper Press 2009). He is also the translator of The Last Books of Héctor Viel Temperley and the forthcoming Belleza y Felicidad: Selected Writings by Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavón (both Sand Paper Press). He lives in Los Angeles, where he is a director at David Kordansky Gallery. He interviewed Harry Mathews.

Joyelle McSweeney is the author of The Red Bird and The Commandrine and Other Poems, both from Fence Books. The co-founder of Action Books, a press for poetry and translation, and Action, Yes, a web quarterly for international writing and hybrid forms, she has recently joined the MFA faculty at the University of Notre Dame. She interviewed Carlos M. Luis and Derek White.

Gary Shteyngart is the author of the novels Absurdistan, The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Super Sad True Love Story. He interviewed Sam Lipsyte.

Alex Gallo-Brown lives in Atlanta. His essays have appeared at The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and elsewhere.

Owen Wozniak works at the Trust for Public Land and is the author of several hiking and bicycling guidebooks. He interviewed Jonathan Raban.

Emily Moore teaches English at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Her own poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Ploughshares, and on Poetry Daily. In 2004, she received a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. She interviewed Kimiko Hahn.

Douglas A. Martin's books include Outline of My Lover, They Change the Subject, and the haiku year (co-author). He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He interviewed Alice Notley.

Eisa Davis is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her play Bulrusher was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. She was a featured member of the cast of the Broadway play Passing Strange. She interviewed Michael John Garcés.

Vinnie Wilhelm is an itinerant writer and house sitter living temporarily in a converted nunnery in Seattle. He interviewed Daniel Alarcón.

Wendy Cheng is an assistant professor in Asian American Pacific Studies and Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She is also a photographer whose work can be seen at She interviewed Pankaj Mishra, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Nina Revoyr.

Ramsey Scott is a Teaching Fellow at Brooklyn College and an English Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He likes writing prose. He interviewed Ammiel Alcalay.

Jesse Lichtenstein is a poet and journalist. He interviewed James Longenbach, Paula Fox, and Lila Azam Zanganeh.






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