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

Are ‘Bad Women’ Characters Really the Author? Interview with Laura Sims

By Julie Chibbaro I was fortunate to share the stage with author and librarian Laura Sims at a local reading event (check out the ongoing Spring Street series), and I happened to fall in love with Laura for this reason: She seemed really humble and genuine, despite the content of her fantastically successful recent novel Looker. … Continue reading Are ‘Bad Women’ Characters Really the Author? Interview with Laura Sims

I Don’t Know What T. S. Eliot Was Talking About, or, It’s National Poetry Month!

How odd that National Poetry Month falls in April—the month so famously designated as “cruel” in one of the canonical poems of Western literature (The Waste Land). Is this irony, or whimsy, or just an unfortunate coincidence? Regardless, as we slide toward the end of National Poetry Month, here are a few of the poetry … Continue reading I Don’t Know What T. S. Eliot Was Talking About, or, It’s National Poetry Month!

One Futurist Speaks: Interview with Writer William Lessard

by Julie Chibbaro Bill’s stuff makes me laugh. You can’t say that about all his work, since he writes in various styles, but Lessard is an expert in writing the absurd in a way that somehow makes sense. Take this, from his piece entitled: “Alternate Careers for House of Cards’ Frank Underwood” published in McSweeney’s: … Continue reading One Futurist Speaks: Interview with Writer William Lessard

A Year of Reading Like a Writer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

by Kristen Holt Browning When Julie first asked me to blog for the Get Lit website, I had no idea what to write about. Every week, Julie or Flora give their insightful exchanges with authors both local and far-flung, or Ruta provides great behind-the-scenes peeks into the book publishing world. What could I offer? Well, … Continue reading A Year of Reading Like a Writer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead