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“It is all too human to mean well and yet to inflict harm.” A conversation withMaggie Mitchell

They were glad to have us back, of course. But nothing was the same. It was as if we had returned from the dead, as if we were tainted somehow. Our unlikely survival made us guilty. We must have sold our souls, I could see them thinking—or worse. Undoubtedly, it had not been our fault

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July 20, 2015

“It keeps us awake at night longer than it should.” A conversation with Shane Hinton

Here’s the thing about trash: it grows. You can be arrested one day, taken to the county jail, and the next day, as soon as you get back, it’s a whole new ballgame, trash-wise. It never stops coming. Martin and Louis can take short naps, but the pickup trucks roll through the gates, the weight

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June 15, 2015

“I’m telling the stories that I want to tell.” A conversation with Cristina Moracho

In Cristina Moracho’s debut young adult novel Althea & Oliver (Viking), Moracho treads a familiar path, that of young love and friendship, but takes a decidedly “road less traveled” in plot and character development. Following the story of lifelong best friends, the titular Althea and Oliver, Moracho paints a vivid portrait of adolescence, heartbreak, and

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March 9, 2015

“History is a cruise ship docked in the port of today.” In conversation with T. Geronimo Johnson

While Charlie, Candice, and Louis were fastening seat belts and returning chair trays to the upright and locked position, it dawned on Daron that though he’d asked his mom to move The Charlies, he’d neglected to mention the mammies from New Orleans, Salt and Pepper Climb on Cucumber, as well as the Bibinba, Zwarte Pieten,

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February 23, 2015

“What keeps me inspired are the authors themselves.” Beth Spencer (Bear Star Press)

Beth Spencer is the founder and editor of Bear Star Press, which she started in 1996. Bear Star is “committed to publishing the best writing it can attract from the Mountain and Pacific time zones, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.” The press is a proud part of the “poetry renaissance” flourishing on the West

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December 15, 2014

“My landlord was always the best antidote to preciousness.” In conversation with Craig Davidson

The City holds you. And not just this one. Every city has that potential. A city holds you inside itself. The feeling is as comfortable as nesting in a warm cupped palm. And if that hand should tighten into a fist—hell, most times you’ll barely feel it. A city knows the shape of things and

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December 8, 2014

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