Clarity, with a Certain Descriptive Flair: Interview with Nate Chinen

by Kristen Holt-Browning This is some town: last year, I received a notification from the library that a book I had requested had come in and was ready for me to pick up. As I walked in, I happened to run into an acquaintance, a fellow PTA mom at our kids' school. She asked what … Continue reading Clarity, with a Certain Descriptive Flair: Interview with Nate Chinen

Beacon’s Own Nerds with Knives: Emily and Matt Clifton

Interview by Julie Chibbaro Beacon, N.Y. is a small but fertile city. We have lots of fresh food and creative people. When those two come together, the results can be magical. Emily and Matt Clifton are two such creative people. They're not professional chefs, but they love to cook, and they've managed to share their … Continue reading Beacon’s Own Nerds with Knives: Emily and Matt Clifton

Putting Ghosts to Rest with Love: Interview with Catherine Arra

by Kristen Holt-Browning When I started writing poetry again a couple of years ago, after a decade-long lapse , one of the first people I looked up online was Catherine Arra, my high-school creative writing teacher. I was happy to see that she has continued teaching--and impressed to learn that she has published several books, … Continue reading Putting Ghosts to Rest with Love: Interview with Catherine Arra

An Eye on the Water: Interview with Ronnie Farley

by Julie Chibbaro You’ve seen her shock of white hair like an aura of wisdom. If you live in Beacon, or anywhere along the New York State Watershed, you’ve seen Ronnie Farley. She is a known entity, a professional photographer, a published author, and a person who very much cares about our environment, though sometimes … Continue reading An Eye on the Water: Interview with Ronnie Farley

The Value of Creative Cross-Pollination: a Conversation with John Blesso

By Linda Pratt I have worked in children’s book publishing my whole adult life. In watching the careers of some of the most influential creators in our industry, there’s a common thread--a pushing of boundaries outside of the familiar. For example, Maurice Sendak was discovered by famed editor, Ursula Nordstrom through the window displays he … Continue reading The Value of Creative Cross-Pollination: a Conversation with John Blesso