The B. Diehl Interview

The poet/publisher/semi-recluse B. Diehl sent me his latest poetry chapbook, Temporary Obscurity. In this interview, we discuss social media, the collaborative chapbook, and Indigent Press’s idiosyncratic business model. Diehl also talks about getting dumped, tweeting about cats, and avoiding Robert Frost. Continue reading The B. Diehl Interview

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THE DRIFTLESS AREA REVIEW’S STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

I lay out my principles to avoid Conflict of Interest, because I am now both a reviewer and an editor. Continue reading THE DRIFTLESS AREA REVIEW’S STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

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An Interview with Marc Schuster

What inspired you to write The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Super Girl? I was working on a paper in graduate school when I started reading a pair of books called The Steel Drug and Cocaine Changes. As the titles suggest, they were about cocaine, and they included case studies of people who had used and abused cocaine. Some of them were very compelling, but due to the nature of the books, the stories were also very fragmentary. With The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl I wanted to flesh out some of the details in a … Continue reading An Interview with Marc Schuster

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Interview with author Chad Faries

Chad Faries is the author of The Book of Knowledge and his forthcoming memoir Drive Me Out of My Mind.  Chad’s Midwestern upbringing and international experiences give his poetry a unique perspective.  His brand of poetry possesses a singular combination of the humbly playful and historically engaged.  In the words of publisher Lisa Flowers, founder of Vulgar Marsala Press, “his work [is like ] a trip through Disney through the eyes of Woody Guthrie through the eyes of Ezra Pound, like an ever-overlapping pair of bifocals.”  Chad answered my questions I emailed to him. What are some of your current projects? … Continue reading Interview with author Chad Faries

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Interview with Martin Shepard, co-founder of the Permanent Press

The Permanent Press is a small publisher based in Sag Harbor, New York.  With high standards and a small staff, the Permanent Press possesses both the longevity and critical acclaim usually associated with larger publishers.  Martin and Judy Shepard approach the business of publishing with small print runs and putting out only a dozen new titles every year.  Unlike the mainstream conglomerates, the Permanent Press is more of an artisan than an agent of mass production. Martin Shepard, co-founder of the Permanent Press I had the opportunity to ask Martin Shepard, co-founder of Permanent Press, some questions about the book … Continue reading Interview with Martin Shepard, co-founder of the Permanent Press

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