EDML on WIRB
Book: Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf
Publisher: Mason Jar Press
"The Wolf is trying everything he can to not be violent. So his form is incredibly structured. Because it’s a constraint - he’s putting a constraint on himself to try to not fall apart."
MA on WIRB
Book: The Animal at Your Side
Publisher: Airlie Press
"This is a book of fairytales. They’re ways of explaining things that I have not been ready to explain in a plain, direct way."
ZS on WIRB
Book: Let's Get Back to the Party
Publisher: Algonquin Books
"For me, the beating heart of this novel, as unapologetically gay as it is, is about how people cope and fail to cope with the passing of time."
CL on WIRB
Book: Exquisite Bloody, Beating Heart
Publisher: Riot in Your Throat
"Don’t always assume a poem is 100% true. For me, almost every poem has some kernel of truth -- but you take that kernel and blow it up, and what comes of it is some version of the truth, but maybe not the whole truth."
Book: So Much of Everything
Publisher: Day Eight Books
"I feel like poets work well with constraints. Folks who are drawn to found poetry are gluttons for punishment."
JK on WIRB
ME on WIRB
Book: Drowning in the Floating World
Publisher: Press 53
"Haunting is something that happens to all writers— we write, in part, because we’re haunted."
SF on WIRB
Book: Did You Even Know I Was Here?
"The idea of traveling to Paris is special because it's a place where my literary idol, James Baldwin, went when this country was too much."
LR on WIRB
Book: Spring: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
"The path to publication is much longer and more complicated than you would expect. I thought that writing was the hard part..."
AS on WIRB
Book: The Rest of the World
Publisher: Washington Writers' Publishing House
"What I’ve seen over the years is that people in struggling communities hang together and support one another in ways the local news never gives them credit for."
AB on WIRB
Book: One Person Away from You
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Coming in May!