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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Sonya Huber

16 December 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Tamzin Mitchell To read Sonya Huber’s work is to take a romp through a writer’s mind: researched but imaginative, energetic but informative. I worked in health insurance long...

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Up Close and Personal with Salman Rushdie

02 December 2015 on Blog, Storystorm

On September 22nd, seven other grad students and I were ushered into Portsmouth's Music Hall Loft, where ten chairs surrounded a table for Salman Rushdie's Master Class – a private...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Nicholson Baker

16 October 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Carter Foster Nicholson Baker has written a good many books. Not a Stephen King or Joyce Carol Oates amount of books, but enough that it no longer seems relevant...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Gregory Lawless

09 October 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Kristen Bulger I first met Gregory Lawless back in 2011 in the basement offices of the English Department at Suffolk University in Boston. One Friday afternoon, as everyone...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Matthew Siegel on Teaching, Reading, and Writing His First Book

18 March 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Cynthia Plascencia I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Siegel in 2008 at the University of Houston when I was an undergraduate and he was an MFA poetry...

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SNOWSTORM! Holiday Edition

24 December 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

We feel a powerful, sentimental attachment to books with personalized inscriptions. In terms of Thoughtful Holiday Gifts, these rank near the top. To rediscover a dust-covered novel and read your favorite...

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The Law of Narrative Density

29 November 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

had meant to write a defense of the short story as a narrative entity, regaling you with tales of its history and importance. I would dazzle you, show the short...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Katy Butler on Memoir and Medical Reporting

12 November 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Jesse Duthrie On a Tuesday night last October, I picked Katy Butler and her partner, Brian, up at Logan International Airport. We packed into my car and drove...

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30 April 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

This is true. In the past forty-eight hours I have cried nine times. I cried when I dropped a yellow M&M on my blue shirt and it left a mark....

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kate Christensen on Food as the Powerful Conduit to Memory

29 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle I first discovered Kate Christensen's writing when I absently googled the name of my parents organic farm in Center Conway, NH, and up popped Christensen's food-centered...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Tom Chiarella on Ethics and the Interview

15 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Leslie Brown When I called Esquire Magazine’s writer-at-large, Tom Chiarella, on a frigid February afternoon for a Barnstorm interview, he was adding the finishing touches to Esquire’s April 2014 cover...

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

14 April 2014 on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

This week Barnstorm poetry presents three more poems chosen by three more dextrous minds of the editorial staff. Enjoy them, enjoy yourself, enjoy the pillows under your head, and the...

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