February, 2016

Taking the Fifth with Daniel Libman

Taking the Fifth with Daniel Libman

An interview series where writers lay it all out for Fifth Wednesday Journal Stephen Dixon Takes the Fifth Photo (above) by Daniel Libman Walt Whitman may have contained multitudes, but a Stephen Dixon character has a capacity for the infinite. Dixon’s people misremember, fantasize, re-remember, and perseverate to the point where accuracy is not only […]

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Taking the Fifth with Daniel Libman

Taking the Fifth with Daniel Libman

An interview series where writers lay it all out for Fifth Wednesday Journal Elizabeth Strout Takes the Fifth Photo by Daniel Libman On a pleasant March afternoon in New York City, I got to sit down with writer Elizabeth Strout in the reception room of her apartment building overlooking the East River, just a stone’s […]

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Taking the Fifth with Daniel Libman

Taking the Fifth with Daniel Libman

An interview series where writers lay it all out for Fifth Wednesday Journal Ana Castillo Takes the Fifth Photo by Daniel Libman On a warm September afternoon in DeKalb, Illinois, Fifth Wednesday Journal got to spend an hour speaking with writer Ana Castillo. We sat on a couch in the Holmes Student Center of Northern […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal Duende: An Interview with Joanne Diaz Joanne Diaz received her BA from Tufts University; her MFA from New York University, where she was a New York Times fellow; and her PhD in English literature from Northwestern University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal Becoming a Poet: An Interview with Amy Newman Fifth Wednesday Journal: When did you decide that poetry would be the art you wanted to pursue? And did you have any other art interest that you had to relinquish when you began to concentrate on poetry […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal In Search of the Exact Meaning: An Interview with Richard Jones I met with Richard Jones on a late Saturday morning in July in the comfortable surroundings of the faculty lounge in the new Arts and Letters facility of DePaul University. Before the interview, we […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal Poet Of the Ear: an Interview with Sterling Plumpp  This interview with Sterling Plumpp took place on the morning of January 14, 2014 in a Downers Grove, Illinois Public Library conference room not much larger than a carrel. The formal interview lasted a little over […]

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Poetry Around Us with Chris Green

Poetry Around Us with Chris Green

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal Getting the Word Back: An Interview with Roger Reeves   Fifth Wednesday Journal: We had a great walk and talk the other day on Michigan Avenue. Our conversation ranged widely — from favorite poets to the place of birds and bugs in your poems. You […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal The Most Essential Element of All: An Interview with Laurence Lieberman Photo courtesy of the publisher   I interviewed Laurence Lieberman on January 10, 2013 in his study on the fourth floor of the University of Illinois Library in Urbana. Behind a bookshelf, a well-used […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal Writing is Prayer: An Interview with Luis Alberto Urrea FWJ: First, let me say that FWJ is pleased to publish your recent poems in this issue.  Readers of your four novels, a volume of short fiction, two memoirs, and two non-fiction volumes obviously know you […]

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