Reviews & Interviews

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Interview: Todd Dillard

“Ways We Vanish” is out now!

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With Bookstores Closed, Local Writers Must Find New Ways to Connect With Readers

Talking with Amber Sparks, Alysia Li YIng Sawchyn, and Courtney Le Blanc about their new collections and the DC literary scene’s path toward a virtual community.

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Owning The Narrative: A Conversation with Megan Fernandes

Megan Fernandes is a writer known for her purposeful, driven words that defy traditionally defined boundaries or easy summarization.

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Exploring DC’s LGBTQ Literary Community With OutWrite Chair Dave Ring

“If you ask 10 queer writers about publishing, you’ll likely get 10 different opinions,” Ring says.

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Beautiful Raft: An Interview with Tina Barry

Tina Barry is a poetry and fiction writer who mixes and bends genres with a deft touch.

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Interview with Courtney LeBlanc, author of Beautiful and Full of Monsters

LeBlanc changes you through her story-telling in verse.

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An Interview with Susan Muaddi Darraj

The writer talks kid lit, #OwnVoices, and the importance of authentic storytelling.

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The Beat of the Poem: Talking with Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Pushing beyond writing for a Eurocentric audience, the importance of language within a poem, spoken word poetry as an influence on poetry as a whole, and writing her identity into her poems.

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Ten Literary Gift Ideas Featuring The Work Of Local Authors

Plenty of area writers have put out great work this year, so grab something for the readers in your life.

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Six Local Presses You Should know

These small presses put out great work that might not otherwise be published.

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An interview with Tara Laskowski

The debut novelist talks suspense, the dark side of human nature, and One Night Gone.

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An interview with Christine Platt

Local children’s author Christine Platt chats about having 13 books publishing in 2020.

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It Was the Scarlet That Did It: An Interview with Sarah Trembath

Sarah’s new poetry collection It Was The Scarlet That Did It came out this year with Moonstone Press and her first book, The Past Was Waiting For Me, published in 2018 with Sankofa Love Project.

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An Interview with Riane Konc

The humorist talks satire, Hallmark Christmas movies, and the singular genius of Jack Handey.

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Three Local Poets Discuss Their Riveting New Collections.

Reuben Jackson, Seema Reza, and Jose Padua have each released distinct, personal books of poetry.

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Five Books from Five Local Authors That’ll Have You Crying, Laughing, and Everything In Between.

D.C.’s literary talents are blossoming!

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What’s out there? What’s next? Barrelhousing with Zach Powers

Happy book birthday to Zach Powers’ eagerly awaited novel FIRST COSMIC VELOCITY!

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