"For me, writing a novel is an exercise in empathy. If I can’t imagine being these people, I shouldn’t be writing about them."
The Rumpus' Marisa Siegel talks about shining a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power.
Lisa Gornick discusses writing about real historical figures in fiction and the many overlaps between writing and psychology.
In this interview, Charlee Dyroff talks to Briallen Hopper about her new essay collection, Hard to Love, out February 5, 2019.
You can work in a community of artists and still try to stake out a little bit of territory that’s yours.
The poet Cynthia Cruz discusses Nomadism and the nature of dreams.
Gabrielle Jensen talks to Willard Klein about mutant sperm, preformation, Klein's recent show at MX Gallery, works in progress, and more.
Everything you read kind of goes into a compost heap somewhere inside, and that sort of mulch is what your writing comes out of.
Alexandra Kleeman talks about why the writing process should not be a place of comfort, but of "the unexpected, the frightening, and the transformational."
M. Kasper on how he went about creating facsimile-style translations of some of the 'unacknowledged literary greats of the twentieth century.'
If there’s something that you know, deep down, to be true, you will feel it in your gut, and that’s what you should write.
People often say to me, “You’re a writer? How lucky.” There was little luck involved, unless working constantly is luck.