Interviews With Various Acclaimed Authors
Carol Frost is the author of Love and Scorn (2000), I Will Say Beauty (2003), and The Queen’s Desertion (2006), all from TriQuarterly, and seven earlier books of poems. She has won four Pushcart Prizes and holds the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair in English at Rollins College. She founded the Catskill Poetry Workshop in 1988 and was its director until 2008. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Michael Chitwood is a freelance writer and a lecturer at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of eight books of poetry including most recently From Whence (LSU, 2007) and Spill (Tupelo, 2007), a finalist for ForeWord magazine’s poetry book of the year, and winner of the 2008 Roanoke-Chowan Prize. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Lynnell Edwards is the author of two collections of poetry: The Farmer’s Daughter (2003) and The Highwayman’s Wife (2007), both from Red Hen Press. Her short fiction has appeared most recently in Connecticut Review and New Madrid. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she is an Associate Professor of English at Spalding University. [Bio updated 2011]
Lia Purpura is the author of The Brighter the Veil (Orchises, 1996), Stone Sky Lifting (Ohio State, 2000), and King Baby Poems (forthcoming, Alice James Books, 2008), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. Her collection of essays, On Looking (Sarabande, 2006), was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. She is Writer-in-Residence at Loyola College in Baltimore. She read at the Whole Gallery, Baltimore, in the spring of 2008 for the release of Issue 15. Her work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15 (2008).
Gary Fincke’s latest collection of poems is Standing Around the Heart (Arkansas, 2005). His fourth collection of stories, Sorry I Worried You (Georgia, 2004) won the 2003 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction; Amp'd (Michigan State) his nonfiction account of his son's rock and roll life in two signed bands, was published in 2004. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 5, 8, 10, and 13. [Bio updated 2006]