What is it about the genre or cross-genre you write in that interests you/draws you in? I am drawn to writing and reading poetry in part because it allows me to look intensely at the world around me and to consider with conscious attention my relation to it. This attention isn’t something our daily life
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ALLISON CAMPBELL lives in New Orleans. She earned her PhD in Literature, Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers where she served as associate editor of the Mississippi Review. Her poems have appeared in such places as Copper Nickel, The Cincinnati Review, Switchback, Witness, Rattle, Court Green, and Harpur Palate. She has guest blogged for The Best American Poetry website
What is it about the genre or cross-genre you write in that interests you/draws you in? My journey to the prose poem took many years to develop. When I was in the seventh grade I wrote a 200-word essay on poetry using alliteration throughout the piece. My teacher, Sister Mary Francesca, impressed with my effort,
What is it about the genre or cross-genre you write in that interests you/draws you in? I came into fiction from a place of being a poet first and foremost, which has really informed the way I construct my short stories. There’s something pleasurable about accessing modes that feel more rooted in poetry—such as a
Recently, Sonora Review’s 2017-2018 Co-Editor-in-Chief, Patrick Cline, interviewed Brian Evenson, writer of numerous works of fiction and our 2017 Fiction Contest judge.