Feature Interviews

Jennifer Moxley

Jennifer Moxley Interviewed by Jason Gordy Walker Your poem “1900” opens with “[a]n old cuss in a MAGA mask.” As the poem progresses, you touch upon the speaker’s personal history, which seems at odds with the political climate(s) it references….

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Laurence O’Dwyer

Laurence O’Dwyer Interviewed by Janice Whang One of the primary pleasures of this essay was how it obsessed over and revered the “back-end” processes and tools of creating, challenging notions of labor and treasure. This essay is a polished “front-end”…

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Natanya Biskar

Natanya Biskar Interviewed by Payal Nagpal You write about the independent school your narrator works at with a great deal of fondness and a touch of cynicism. I was wondering how your own experience working at independent schools influences your…

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Sylvie Baumgartel

Sylvie Baumgartel Interviewed by Olivia Ivings Something I noticed about your poems that are appearing in Subtropics is that they explore the relationship between religion, colonialism, culture, and violence. These ideas seem to be particularly noticeable in “The Mission Bell”…

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Matthew Buckley Smith

Matthew Buckley Smith Interviewed by Ashley Kim “The Octonauts” and “The Quick” both have fairly short lines that reminded me of imagistic William Carlos Williams lines. Each line carries the right amount of weight. When writing, how do you go…

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