Interviews

‘It was by living out the theory that we enraged so many others’: An Interview with Michael Gottlieb

When we walk those same streets these days, me with friends of mine from those older days, and we remember running in these streets in our youth, when the streets were empty, and dirty and dangerous, but mostly empty, we do ask ourselves if perhaps we had some role, however tiny, in turning these neighborhoods into what they are now.

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“To blossom or diverge or dissipate or redirect”: An Interview with Brian Clements

To some, prose poetry may seem foreign and hard to pin down. The form walks the murky waters between reading surrealist poetry. To make matters more confusing, there is no consensus on exactly what defines the form. But Brian Clements’ new collection helps to clarify matters. A Book of Common Rituals relates readers to day-to-day… Continue reading “To blossom or diverge or dissipate or redirect”: An Interview with Brian Clements

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“What I am is a militant translator”: An Interview with Mitchell Abidor

Emmanuel Bove’s harrowing 1932 novella, A Raskolnikoff, was released to the American public late this year. With Mitchell Abidor’s stunning translation—for which he has won the 2014 Hemingway Translation Grant— comes a new hope for one of literature’s forgotten sons. Abidor is the right translator for the job. A contributing writer at Jewish Currents and… Continue reading “What I am is a militant translator”: An Interview with Mitchell Abidor