Category Archives: Interviews
With the holidays swiftly approaching, one of the things we’re most thankful for here at the TMR Podcast was the chance to sit down for a chat with one of our favorite poets, Kimberly Johnson. Our Poetry Editor, Austin Segrest, caught up with Kimberly to discuss her two collections of poetry, her translation of Virgil’s Georgics, and her forthcoming collection, Uncommon Prayer.
Kimberly Johnson is the author of two collections of poetry, Leviathan with a Hook and A Metaphorical God, and of a translation of Virgil’s Georgics. Her poetry, translations, and scholarly essays have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Slate, The Iowa Review, and Modern Philology. Johnson has edited a collection of essays on Renaissance literature with Michael C. Schoenfeldt and Richard Strier, and also served as editor for a fully-searchable online collection of John Donne’s complete sermons. The recipient of grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Arts Council, and the Mellon Foundation, Johnson holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD in Renaissance Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Kimberly Johnson lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
On this week’s TMR Podcast, we’re celebrating fall with one of our favorite reads: poet and essayist Danielle Deulen. Our Managing Editor, Michael Nye, sat down to talk with Danielle about her poetry collection, Lovely Asunder, and her memoir, The Riots.
Danielle Cadena Deulen is a poet and essayist. Her collection of poems, Lovely Asunder, won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and was published with the University of Arkansas Press in 2011. Her memoir, The Riots, published with University of Georgia Press in 2011, won the 2010 AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction, and won the 2012 GLCA New Writers Award. Formerly, she was a Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poetry and essays have appeared in such journals as The Utne Reader, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, and The Indiana Review. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University and her PhD in English from the University of Utah. She currently lives in Ohio where she is an Assistant Professor of Poetry in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Cincinnati.
On this week’s episode of the TMR Podcast, we’re excited to feature an interview with William Lychack. William Lychack’s work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The American Scholar, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and many other places, including public radio’s This American Life. He is the author of a novel, The Wasp Eater, and a collection of stories, The Architect of Flowers. William Lychack currently lives in Stanford, Vermont, and teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Lesley University.
In the first installment of a new series of interviews on TMR, managing editor Michael Nye talked with Derek Mong, author of the poetry collection Other Romes (Saturnalia Press, 2011). Mong was the 2008 – 2010 Axton Fellow in Poetry at the University of Louisville, where he taught literature, creative writing, and hosted “The Soul That Grows in Darkness: The Axton Festival of Film and Verse.” From 2006 – 2007 he was the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has previously taught at the University of Michigan, SUNY-Albany, and with young writer’s workshops at Kenyon College and Denison University, his alma mater. In the fall of 2010 he began a PhD in English Literature at Stanford University. Derek spoke with us from his home in Palo Alto.