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interview: matthew lippman

Posted by Sarah Schock in creativity, interview, poetry, poets, writing. No Comments

3rd April

{an interview with poet matthew lippman upon the release of his third collection of poetry, AMERICAN CHEW, which won the burnside review book prize in 2013}

when you picture someone reading your poetry, how do you see them? what do they think about, wear, and do? or, maybe a better way to say it: who do you write for? and how do you see your writing nourishing others?

I want my poems to be generous creatures, and so the audience in my mind is everyone—high school students, teachers, attorneys, other poets, bus drivers, mechanics. If my mechanic, Tony, picks up my book, gets into one of my poems, and is entertained and moved by it, I’m doing my job. It’s not so much a case of nourishment as it is a case of having fun. By fun I mean this, being moved, in any way, … Read More »



interview: matt appling

28th February

when you picture someone reading your book, how do you see them? what do they think about, wear, and do? or, maybe a better way to say it: who do you write for? and how do you see your writing nourishing others?

I think of several different people reading Life After Art.  The book is primarily aimed at people who don’t already consider themselves “creative.”  Businessmen, soccer moms, teachers, trash men, high school or college grads.  I think creative people will also get a lot out of it too.  In fact, I hope they read it, and then give it to their non-artsy friends.  I hope the book helps release them from some chains, shows them that creativity is something they can take part it, and helps them create the life they are created to live.

 

how do you use your own creative … Read More »



interview: alissa wilkinson

Posted by dave in interview, writing. No Comments

25th September

{ Editor’s update: Since we last spoke with Alissa, she has completed the MFA at Seattle Pacific University, and also has been named Chief Film Critic at Christianity Today Movies, rendering portions of this interview outdated. However—we think you’ll agree—there is still great content here, so we’re happy to run it. }

1. Alissa, thanks for chatting with us. Anyone who knows you knows you are notoriously busy and productive. What’s a typical day look like for you?

Well, my schedule varies wildly based on whether I’m teaching that day, holding office hours, traveling, or working from home, but generally I try to get up early, write for an hour or two, go for a run (I’m training for a half marathon in January), then head in to the office. Once I’m on campus at King’s, I often have a smattering of … Read More »



making manifest interviews

12th August

in these interviews, dave harrity fleshes out his vision for his book “making manifest: on faith, creativity, and the kingdom at hand”

making manifest interviews (parts 1 + 2 + 3)



horror & the holy, part 2

23rd July

In my last article, we began discussing the engagement of Christian art with the horror genre. Horror, I argued, fundamentally functions by a theme of “transgression” which can be employed for faith-minded purposes – not only does horror attack that which is lovely, but it also affirms that there is something lovely to be attacked in the first place.

However, the purpose of Christian living is to “glorify God and enjoy Him forever” – a horror story may affirm His law, but how can it affirm the Creator Himself?

This moves us towards the relationship between the holy and the obscene. Most horror stories clearly get their momentum from the latter, but horror can also serve to make us mindful of the sacred. In The Problem of Pain (1940), C. S. Lewis sets up a fascinating striation of just how humans experience the … Read More »



making manifest round-up #3

14th July

in case you’ve missed the buzz, here’s just a few things being said about “making manifest: on faith, creativity, and the kingdom at hand” (if you haven’t gotten your copy yet, order it today!)

 

reviews…

super positive endorsement from englewood review of books!

 

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posts by bloggers… (and what’s lovely about these posts are that both “writer” and “non-writer” types are using the book!)

kerri baysinger

renee emerson

johnny douglas

kathleen kruger

 

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interviews with harrity…

w/ messiah community and michael lorin (an episcopalian revisiting evangelical roots… ;-) )

 

 

 



making manifest round-up #2

14th June

in case you’ve missed the buzz, here’s just a few things being said about “making manifest: on faith, creativity, and the kingdom at hand”…

 

posts by bloggers…

super positive endorsement from englewood review of books!

jeremy statton at ‘living better stories’

matt appling at ‘the church of no people’

 

 

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interviews with harrity…

spiritual book club

 

 

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posts by harrity…

ruminate magazine



making manifest round-up #1

10th May

in case you’ve missed the buzz, here’s just a few things being said about “making manifest: on faith, creativity, and the kingdom at hand”…

 

posts by bloggers…

teddy ray

glynn young’s ‘faith, fiction, and friends’

addie zierman’s ‘how to talk evangelical’

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interviews with harrity…

sojourn arts + culture

rock & sling

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posts by harrity…

five rules for believing writers at forma

 

 



Interview: David Ebenbach

23rd April

{an interview with writer, David Ebenbach}

when you picture someone reading your writing, how do you see them? what do they think about, wear, and do? or, maybe a better way to say it: who do you write for? and how do you see your writing nourishing others?

Well, when I’m in the midst of writing, I try not to picture anyone—except my characters, anyway. Otherwise it’s like I’m sitting at my computer while a roomful of people stares awkwardly at me. Once I’m done writing, however, I do think about readers. I somewhat sympathize with Mary Oliver, who wrote, “I write poems for a stranger who will be born in some distant country hundreds of years from now.” In other words, I like to think that my work touches enough of the universal that it can be meaningful to people in … Read More »



Interview: Teneice Durrant Delgado

14th March

when you picture someone reading your poetry, how do you see them? what do they think about, wear, and do? or, maybe a better way to say it: who do you write for? and how do you see your writing nourishing others?

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed that I tend to write in short arcs and that I am madly in love with the chapbook. I think of the chapbook as a working-class, accessible means of getting poetry (or even fiction and non-fiction) into the hands of those who may not have the time or money to consume an entire book of poetry. So I feel like I’m writing for those people that crave a satisfying little holiday into poetry, something they can read on their lunch break or while the kids are napping, that feels complete, and that … Read More »




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interview: matthew lippman

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