Three poets and a novelist with astoundingly full schedules (they are editors, publishers, teachers, reading-series hosts, administrators) share their creative work and discuss the joys and perils of the modern writer's perpetual juggle.
If 10,000 hours is the measure of expertise, then I can say I'm truly expert at putting people into a drug induced coma, other than that, I'm a journeyman, coming to the craft of writing a little late. I'm a first year MFA candidate at University of Montana's creative writing program, an anesthesiologist on the lamb, father of three and a river steward without a river. My work has been published in the now defunct Prism Magazine and... Read More →
Henrietta Goodman is the author of two books of poetry: Hungry Moon (Mountain West Poetry Series, 2013) and Take What You Want (Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books, 2007). Her poems have been published in Southern Humanities Review, 32 Poems, New England Review, Field, Gulf Coast, and other journals. She has received fellowships and residencies from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Montana Arts Council, and the Marjorie Davis Boyden... Read More →
Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe inHeaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by StephenKnezovich, and Drift and Swerve. He edits the journal Willow Springs, teaches at EasternWashington University in Spokane, and is the artistic director of the Port TownsendWriters’ Conference. | |
Amy Ratto Parks (MFA, MA) is the author of the “Bread and Water Body” (2004). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming from The Mississippi Review, Mid-American Review, The South Dakota Review, and Barrow Street among others. She is a former editor of Writer’s Digest, Fiction Writer Magazine, and Cutbank literary journal. She is the Composition Coordinator at the University of Montana, where she mentors writers and teachers of... Read More →
KMA Sullivan is the author of Necessary Fire, winner of the St Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Nervous Breakdown, Gertrude, diode, and elsewhere. Essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, and Nailed. She has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction and poetry at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio... Read More →