Poetry Around Us

POETRY AROUND US – An Interview with Ariana Nadia Nash

POETRY AROUND US – An Interview with Ariana Nadia Nash

Poetry Around Us I Ask The Night: An Interview with Ariana Nadia Nash ARIANA NADIA NASH is the winner of the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry for her collection, Instructions for Preparing Your Skin (Anhinga Press, 2013). She is also the author of the chapbook Our Blood Is Singing (Damask Press, 2012), and is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony […]

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Poetry Around Us With James Ballowe – Christina Pugh

Poetry Around Us With James Ballowe – Christina Pugh

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal  Writing and Reading Poetry: An Interview with Christina Pugh Christina Pugh is the author of four books of poems: Perception (Four Way Books, forthcoming in 2017), Grains of the Voice (Northwestern University Press, 2013), Restoration (Northwestern University Press, 2008), and Rotary (Word Press, 2004), which […]

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Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe – Haki R. Madhubuti

Poetry Around Us with James Ballowe – Haki R. Madhubuti

An interview series with featured poets of Fifth Wednesday Journal A Poet’s Journey: An Interview with Haki R. Madhubuti Haki R. Madhubuti — publisher, editor, educator, and activist — has been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition for more than fifty years. He has published more than 31 books […]

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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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