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Hiram Larew on a Chapbook like a Candy Box of Pieces

You are the author of the full-length collection More than Anything (Vrzhu Press, 2007) and the two chapbooks Utmost (I. Giraffe Press, 2016), and Part Of (1999) published by the Maryland Humanities Council as the recipient of Baltimore’s Artscape…


Peng Du on absurdity and self-publishing chapbooks

Talk about the process of self-publishing. What steps did you complete to get your manuscript ready?  I was going to release my book from a small press. They took my draft a few months ago and we lost connection…


Denise Brady on the unusual gift of letterpress

You founded Bradypress in 1988 that has published the work of many poets and writers such as Ted Kooser, Greg Kosmicki, Marilyn Hacker, and others in books, broadsides, and other letterpress, chapbook-length creations. You also co-founded Gibraltar Editions with…


Sarah Fawn Montgomery on the opportunity to obsess

In her essay “Why We Wear Masks” in Poemeleon, Jeanine Hall Gailey writes, “Slipping on the mask of persona might not afford the anonymity it promises, but it does allow for fascinating glimpses into the process of writing, the…


Tyler Robert Sheldon on the absolutely necessary theme

In a recent interview Annie Dillard discusses some of her early reading practices. She says, “Whatever everyone read, I avoided. How else have an original voice?” (38). Talk about your reading practices in your teens and early twenties, what…


Wendy Oleson: The chapbook form beckons

In Robert Talbert’s blog post on The Higher Chronicle “The Social Element of learning about effective teaching strategies,” he discusses the effectiveness of one-on-one interactions with those who use effective teaching practices in the classroom and the importance of…