Nathan McClain

Nathan McClain

“I was concerned…that these were the only poems I’d ever write.” Interview by Sara London, WTP Poetry Editor Nathan McClain is the author of Scale (Four Way Books, 2017) and a recipient of fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Frost Place, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Currently, he teaches at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts,…

Terri Witek

Terri Witek

“I’m definitely happier now as a mixed-bag poet.” Interview by Jennifer Nelson, WTP Feature Writer Terri Witek’s most recent book is The Rape Kit (2018). She is also the author of Body Switch (2016); Exit Island (2012); The Shipwreck Dress (2008), a Florida Book Award winner; Carnal World (2006); Fools and Crows (2003); Courting Couples, a winner of the 2000 Center for Book…

WTP Writer: Dina Elenbogen

WTP Writer: Dina Elenbogen

Writing Poetry is “Gathering Sparks” By August Smith, WTP Features Writer Dina Elenbogen is author of the memoir, Drawn from Water (BkMK University of Missouri Press) and the poetry collection Apples of the Earth (Spuyten Duyvil, NY). Her work has appeared in anthologies such as City of the Big Shoulders (University of Iowa Press), Beyond Lament…

WTP Writer: Richard Hoffman

WTP Writer: Richard Hoffman

“I see my younger self in many of today’s young poets.” Interview by August Smith, WTP Feature Writer Richard Hoffman has published four volumes of poetry: Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from The New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and his new collection Noon until…

Interview: Poetry in a New America

Interview: Poetry in a New America

Poetry in a Polarized Era Interview by Jo Ely, Contributing Editor Since the election of Donald Trump, not only the political landscape has changed, but also the way in which that landscape is perceived and addressed by writers, in particular, poets. What follows is a group interview, with poets from diverse backgrounds who contribute often…

WTP Writer: Charlotte Holmes

WTP Writer: Charlotte Holmes

Into the Grass Labyrinth Interview by Emily Jaeger, Features Editor Charlotte Holmes is a writer, a poet, and a teacher of creative writing. Her first book, Gifts and Other Stories, was published in 1994. Published by BkMk Press in 2016, her new collection of stories, The Grass Labyrinth, has been hailed as “a contemporary classic.” Holmes received…

Interview: Jean Valentine

Interview: Jean Valentine

“I want [my poetry] to take off the diver’s mask.” Interview by Nancy Mitchell, Plume Poetry Originally published in Plume Poetry. Saturday morning, June 4, 2016, Schumaker Pond, Salisbury, Maryland. Our conversation began the last morning of Jean’s four-day visit to our house in Maryland. Because we spent most of our time in the company…