Category Archives: Interview

Interview with Monica McClure

Cathy Linh Che: When reading through your poems, I felt some sense of family history in them, but the poems didn’t feel like direct storytelling. They felt slippery, though grounded in a kind of vernacular and an aura of desire … Continue reading

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Interview with Mike Lala

This act of taking fingers and teeth from corpses as war trophies especially—how can one not see it as analogous to what we’re doing on a large scale, invading countries, hanging dictators and installing our own? Continue reading

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Interview with Elsbeth Pancrazi

[Shines bright light on Elsbeth] Q: One of your strengths as a poet is the ability to poetically engage with nearly any subject, which I find is a distinct trait from merely writing a poem about something. Many poets, including … Continue reading

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Interview with Iris Cushing

Q: Your poems are very rooted in place, location, and in nature as a whole. What is it about nature that lends itself so readily to poetry? How does language capture this world in a ways that other art forms … Continue reading

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Interview with Eric Kuhn

Paperbag: Do you ever imagine lyrics for your compositions or movie scenes they could inspire? I know I do, but this interview is not about me. Eric Kuhn: Lyrics are very hard for me to think of, for some reason, … Continue reading

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Paperbag Interview with Donald Graham Hershey

Donald Graham Hershey, b.1984, lives/works in Brooklyn, NY. His videos appeared in Paperbag 4. About the artist: “The images I create are imagined stories that find their being in the retelling. Starting first with an idea (the story) and then … Continue reading

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Paperbag Interview with Paul Hlava

An interview with Paul Hlava. Continue reading

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Paperbag Interview with Sally Wen Mao

Sally Wen Mao writes: “As the child of immigrants, constantly moving and relocating, I always return to ‘freak studies.’ ” Continue reading

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