Category Archives: Interviews

On the future, writing process, and “Don’t Be Interesting”: An Interview with Jacob McArthur Mooney

If you haven’t picked up the latest issue of PRISM international and need another reason to, here’s an interview by Poetry Editor Dominique Bernier-Cormier in conversation with contributor Jacob McArthur Mooney. Mooney is is the editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in … Continue reading

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“In poetry, what is learned is of the blood”: An Interview with Award-Winning Poet A.F. Moritz

Interview by James W. Wood Albert F. Moritz (A.F. Moritz) is the author of 20 books of poetry. He has received the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the ReLit Award (for Night Street Repairs, … Continue reading

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Some Collective Want: An Interview with Phedra Deonarine

Phedra Deonarine was the Truman Capote Fellow in the Rutgers-Newark MFA in Creative Writing Program. Her work has appeared in The Indiana Review, MIEL, The Golden Key, and others. She is currently working on a short story collection, tentatively titled Fishing with … Continue reading

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Outside of the Rhetoric: An Interview with Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

Former PRISM poetry editor (2014-15) Rob Taylor sat down with Kenyan poet, and recently named Brunel University African Poetry Prize finalist, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo to discuss her new chapbook “Dagoretti Corner”. “Dagoretti Corner” is one of eight chapbooks included in “New-Generation … Continue reading

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What Befalls the Outsider: An Interview with Poet Laureate George McWhirter

Interview by Kyle McKillop What befalls the outsider? Poet, novelist, and short story writer George McWhirter has often examined the newcomer and outsider and how they manage in an unfamiliar or disdainful society. McWhirter’s first-ever published story, “The Extinction of … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Forget and Who Wants to Remember: An Interview with Juliane Okot Bitek

Former PRISM poetry editor (2014-15) Rob Taylor sat down with Kenyan-born, Ugandan-raised Vancouverite Juliane Okot Bitek about her debut poetry collection 100 Days, which was published in January 2016 by University of Alberta Press. Okot Bitek is currently a PhD student … Continue reading

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