Gurney Norman on Allegiance, Appalachia and His Literary Legacy
I take great pride in being an American regionalist… I was raised in a coal camp. It’s just the best kind of social education, to be in such a compact place, and the issues of human life are all there. It happened several times: I would be playing down by the creek with other boys, […]
A Conversation with Morgan Parker
People have trouble with “pop” culture, but I’m like, it’s culture, right? Pop Culture is the mother fucking president. Conversation between Morgan Parker, Angel Dye, and Jeremy Flick
Maurice Carlos Ruffin on We Cast a Shadow
If you’re trying to fit into someone else’s box, you’re gonna end up destroying yourself Conversation between Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Ash Baker, and Zeke Perkins
An Interview with Lia Purpura
By Sophie Weiner +++I found Lia Purpura’s book by chance. Or, it presented itself to me, or it stood out somehow from the other hundreds of poetry collections housed at the very large university library in Lexington. The title stamped across the white spine, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful.
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By Sophie Weiner Carl Phillips is the author of fourteen books of poetry including Reconnaissance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), Silverchest (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), Double Shadow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), finalist for the National Book Award; and Speak Low (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), finalist for the National Book Award.