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Archives about Jada Pierce

“We make our own families.” A conversation with Bradford Tice

I have loved you all this time, and my heart has gone off like a gun into the ground, wrapped in the arms of the sinking masses.  This is what it comes to–a gouged trench into which everything is dropped.  You call it death. I call it desire.  By the way, I made it with

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August 17, 2015

“I wanted a bigger I.” In conversation with Sara Quinn Rivara

I encountered Sara Quinn Rivara’s chapbook, Lake Effect (Aldrich Press) while reading books for the LNL Debut-litzer, and I was anxious for a conversation with the poet herself. I was most captivated by Sara’s language, the way she writes about personal subjects without sounding confessional. The Midwest landscapes in her poems were at once familiar

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September 15, 2014

“This wondrous little engine”: A conversation with Edison Jennings

I came across Edison’s chapbook, Reckoning (Jacar Press), while reading for the LNL Debutlitzer Prize this past Spring, and I felt the poems were deserving of a conversation.  The thing that struck me most about Edison’s work was the way he brings to life some memory of a specific time, place, or person in a

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September 1, 2014

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