Interview with Mary Buchinger

“Poetry presents an opportunity to go both inside and outside oneself. The invitation to see something in a very different way—to enter into a sensibility utterly unlike your own—is an inherent invitation to experience your own reality differently. The self is challenged in encounters with others—poetry has the power to disturb default understandings of the self and others. In making the world strange we become strange to ourselves and this strangeness creates opportunities for growth and change.” Continue reading Interview with Mary Buchinger

Interview with Dawn S. Davies

“I remember what it feels like to be the outsider in a group of kids, and what it’s like to walk into a room and have no one look at you with kindness in their eyes. I was picked on briefly, yet regularly, every time I moved. I would come home from school feeling like I had been in a war zone all day. As the new kid, the other kids always poked at me a bit to see how I would react.” Continue reading Interview with Dawn S. Davies

Interview with Marilyn Martin

Marilyn Martin is our featured nonfiction writer for volume 5. We are proud to feature her latest essay in this issue, “Chameleons,” about a road trip her father took her family on in the 1960s. An excerpt from the essay appears below: We had been driving forever. Outside my window, trees covered in Spanish moss flashed by. The last time I’d walked on solid ground was at a rest stop in South … Continue reading Interview with Marilyn Martin

Interview with Jenni Madden

Jenni Madden is the featured artist for Volume 4. Madden created the below pieces over the past year in response to our “wind” theme for volume 5, our final issue in a series of four exploring the elements. Her whimsical and surreal creations evoke a wide range of emotions and have a surprising sense of playfulness. Madden is an American living in Ontario with her husband … Continue reading Interview with Jenni Madden