Literal Magic: An Interview with Poet Kaveh Akbar
“I’m an addict, and I’m never going to be rid of the fact that I’m an addict. And that means that the membrane between me and early preventable death is extremely thin in every moment. There’s a translucency to that membrane, I guess, and an ability to press my eye up to it and look through. The way you can stick your tongue into the hole of a missing tooth.”
A Sneak Peek at the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference: An Interview with literary agent Monica Odom, by Jackie DiCaro
“No matter the genre or category, it’s not easy to innovate in a hits-driven industry, especially when books are bought and sold on the idea that they are similar to other books that have performed well.”
A Chat With Chris Offutt
In this episode, nonfiction editor Christopher Locke discusses why he nominated Chris Offutt’s essay “At Last, Sex” (Issue 17) for the Pushcart Prize, and then Offutt reads his essay.