profiles & interviews
Sheila Heti recently came to Austin to read from her latest novel, How Should A Person Be? She spoke of the stories behind it and discussed some of the other projects she’s been working on.
The Be Helds are Ralston Coorough and Jordon Lybeck. Ralston lives in Austin and Jordon is transient. Somehow they've managed to be in the same place at the same time long enough to release an LP and a cassette. The following interview has been edited for space.
Christopher Salerno is having a busy year, with two chapbooks and a full-length poetry collection coming out late fall and early winter. We recently had the chance to speak with him about his work, his masters and influences, and his advice to younger poets, both as artist and professor.
Jaclyn Dwyer is a writer based out of Tallahassee, Florida. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Pank and Ploughshares. She recently spoke to us via e-mail.
Justine Kelley is a Philadelphia-based printmaker and recent graduate of the Tyler School of Art. She spoke to us about discovering screen printing later in her education and the process behind her colorful prints.
Eric Hanss runs the Field Studies music label. He releases tapes and CD-Rs by New Age electronic and synth-based artists. While visiting for this year's Chaos in Tejas festival, he took some time to tell us about the link between New Age and noise music, 21st-century yogi people, and his solo project, Floating Gardens.
Roxane Gay is one of the most prolific writers of both fiction and nonfiction in the U.S. She teaches at Eastern Illinois University, co-edits the journal PANK, and maintains a popular blog at her website, roxanegay.com. She recently found time to e-mail us some updates about her upcoming work.
Derrick Brown stands on the edge of the stage, handcuffed to a briefcase. In his flannel shirt and fitted black pants, he looks like a misplaced lumberjack.