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10 Questions for Benjamin S. Grossberg

- By Abby MacGregor

 Last time, that was nice, all of us there, and her sat sideways
on a chair, short of breath after bringing out the yams, a slab
in their thick pyrex. And the last time I saw Michael naked
was nice because I noted the color of his skin—cream with one
tablespoon of coffee stirred in, that precise, one tablespoon. . .
from "Thanksgiving at Mom's, That", Fall 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 3)

 

Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
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10 Questions for Mara Faye Lethem

- By Abby MacGregor

“A pleasant month of June was drawing to a close when Enric Espol showed up with a bandaged hand, his fist clenched be­neath the gauze. He was clearly changed in many respects, which gave rise to speculation, but no one could possibly imagine the scale of the wallop that had bowed him.”
—from “The Desert”, Fall 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 3)

Tell us about one of the first pieces you translated.
The first book I ever translated was about the Catalan performance group La Fura dels Baus...


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10 Questions for Laure Katsaros

- By Abby MacGregor

“Ry-sur-Andelle, in Normandy, has one claim to fame: it has been described as a possible model for the fictional village of Yonville-l’Abbaye in Gustave Flaubert’s celebrated 1857 novel of adultery and provincial life, Madame Bovary.”
from “The Pharmacist’s Dream”, Fall 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 3)

Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
In 2000, I completed a dissertation on the seashore in modern American poetry from for the Université Paris-VII. At roughly 550 pages, this was the longest piece I had ever written. I could never write anything like this again. Now I prefer shorter forms and less academic prose—my ideal is the essay.

What writer(s) or works have...


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10 Questions for Jody Winer

- By Abby MacGregor

Can I stop a dog from gnawing its tail?
you ask. Save a child from blindness? Rescue
a meadow? You want to understand your
range of motion. You will face rogue rivers,
scheming mosquitoes, rice shortages. Not
to mention surgeons with unsteady hands.
—from “Welcome to Guardian Angel School”, Fall 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 3)

 

Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
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10 Questions for Michael Lavers

- By Abby MacGregor

Tonight, even the frogs
are out there, discoursing to darkness,
regurgitating air, getting it said.
They too are turning the embarrassing
necessities of flesh into a kind of music,
they too are instruments of the invisible,
some unpleased power that would settle
for limp skin just to preserve itself.
—from "All This Fiddle", Fall 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 3)

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