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IN HIS OWN WORDS: David Wroblewski
Features / In Their Own Words

IN HIS OWN WORDS: David Wroblewski

“My best description I can come up with for what it’s like to write a novel is that it is like going into your garage and trying to build a one-of-a-kind, custom musical instrument out of the spare parts you find there, while simultaneously composing the best possible music to play on that instrument. . . as you are learning what this instrument is capable of doing, you change the kind of music you envision you can play on it. There are possibilities that come up that you never imagined.” Continue reading

The Carpentry of Words: Malcolm Brooks and the Road to <em>Painted Horses</em>
Debut Authors / Features / Fiction / Interviews

The Carpentry of Words: Malcolm Brooks and the Road to Painted Horses

The thing that tipped me off to it was this rinky-dink little historical society pamphlet from 1962 in which they were trying to get volunteers in Wyoming to go work on some of these water reclamation archeological surveys, and they mention River Basin Surveys in conjunction with Bighorn Canyon. I thought, “Okay, that has to be a real thing.” Continue reading

Q&A with Ava Chin
Authors / Features / Interviews / Nonfiction

Q&A with Ava Chin

by Terry Hong

“I’ve been a slam poet, a fiction writer, a performer, and a journalist, and while I have all manner of manuscripts scattered across my apartment and office—poetry, short stories, and even a novel—I’m very picky about what I want to get published, and what will ultimately represent me. This is probably a very bad strategy for a writing career, but there you go.” Continue reading