Kristina Marie Darling is the author of nine books, which include Melancholia (An Essay) (Ravenna Press, 2012), The Moon & Other Inventions: Poems After Joseph Cornell (BlazeVOX Books, 2012), and (with Carol Guess) X Marks the Dress: A Registry (Gold Wake Press, forthcoming in 2014). Her writing has been honored with fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Ragdale Foundation, as well as grants from the Kittredge Fund and the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her newest poetry collection,
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Nico Vassilakis works with both textual and visual alphabet. Recent books include Staring @ Poetics (Xexoxial Editions, 2011), West of Dodge (redfoxpress, 2010), Protracted Type (Blue Lion Books, 2009), staReduction (Book Thug, 2008), and Text Loses Time (Many Penny Press, 2007). His
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Rick Rofihe sat down with us over email for a chat, (and to tell me how to correctly spell my friend Todd Zuniga’s name). Check out Anderbo.com and congratulations to Word Riot’s own Martha Clarkson for winning this year’s RRofihe Trophy.
Nicolle Elizabeth: Hey Rick. Thanks for chatting with us over here at Word Riot. You run the Rofihe Trophy contest and have just chosen our previous Poetry Editor Ms. Martha Clarkson as this round’s winner. We had no idea she had entered and are super psyched for her and think you must have made an excellent choice. Also that
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Thomas E. Kennedy is the award winning author of over 30 books, including novels, story and essay collections, literary criticism, and anthologies – most recently from, Bloomsbury worldwide, the COPENHAGEN QUARTET, four independent novels about the souls and seasons of the Danish capital: IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS (2010), FALLING SIDEWAYS (2011) and, in 2013 and 2014, KERRIGAN IN COPENHAGEN and BENEATH THE NEON EGG. His stories, essays and translations have appeared in numerous publications, and in recent editions of the Boston Review, Ecotone, New Letters, and South Carolina Review. He has lived in Denmark for
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In the ripping-good thriller The Yard, you will meet the child Fenn, Detective Inspector Walter Day, and the dancing man, among other unforgettable characters. A splendid look into the crimes of the times and the Yard’s newly created Murder Squad. The author’s skillfully crafted descriptive passages will leave you feeling the rainy chill of Victorian London, and shivering at the wanton, unrestrained appetites of murderers everywhere.
MaryAnne Kolton: What were your favorite childhood books? Who encouraged you to read and what was your family life like, if you please?
Alex Grecian: My favorite childhood books
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David Hoenigman: Here we are, less than a month away from the release date for your first full-length book, The Natural Order of Things, a novel comprised of 15 interconnected stories about the lives of several students, teachers, priests and the staff at a Jesuit prep school in an industrial city in decline. How would you describe the path that led to its release? What were some of the challenges you encountered while writing and preparing it for publication?
Kevin Keating: Creating a longer work of fiction poses unique challenges for every writer, and with The Natural Order of Things
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Richard Froude was born in London in 1979, grew up in Bristol and came to the US in 2002. He has since lived in Boulder, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, and currently Denver, CO. He is the author of FABRIC (Horse Less Press, 2011) and The Passenger (Skylight Press, 2012) – and a book of translation – Tarnished Mirrors: Translations of Charles Baudelaire (Muffled Cry Editions, 2004). His writing has also appeared in print and online at Conjunctions, Witness, Tarpaulin Sky, Diagram, Bombay Gin and elsewhere. With Anne Waldman and Erik Anderson, he compiles and edits the mail-art journal
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elimae editors Cooper Renner and Brandon Hobson announced the November/December 2012 Issue of the popular online literary magazine would be its last.
The magazine, founded in 1996, has been a standard-bearer of fine literature in the digital age. The quality of the work published in elimae demonstrated that literary excellence is not limited to the print realm. All online literary magazines that followed elimae owe a debt of gratitude to Cooper, Brandon and founder Deron Baumann for leading the way.
Word Riot Poetry Editor Nicolle Elizabeth and Fiction Editor Kevin O’Cuinn chatted with Cooper about his experience with elimae
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I started to interview Chloe Caldwell in April of this year. Instead of questions I mostly sent emails and facebook messages like these:
April 26th, 2012 Just to keep you updated, I got sidetracked this past weekend. Will have questions to you soon.
May 26th, 2012 I’ll get some more questions to you soon. I was in Philadelphia this week for the LDM so I wasn’t able to get to it.
June 15th, 2012 I promise I haven’t forgotten about our interview. Will get some more questions to you this next week. I’m setting a deadline for
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When Word Riot editor Jackie Corley suggested that Jac Jemc and I interview each other about our recent releases—her gorgeous debut novel My Only Wife, my novella Cataclysm Baby—she didn’t know that I had been Jac’s editor at Dzanc Books, the publisher of her novel. Once we disclosed that relationship, Jackie suggested that she’d be interested in a conversation between us about the development of Jac’s book and of mine, and so this conversation begins with the process behind our books, and then veers into book tours, our philosophies behind the names of characters (and the lack of named characters),
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