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

15 April 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.

14 April 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...

 

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious

07 April on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

After a year hiatus, "Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious" is back just in time for National Poetry Month. April is the (cruel) month where we celebrate the first nuanced thaw...

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Robert Vivian on the Dervish Essay

02 April on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle and Alyssa Martino Last week, Barnstorm published Richard Vivian’s nonfiction essay, “Looking, Then Listening.” The editors were so intrigued by this interesting, chaotic, and quite lovely...

 

Storystorm

26 March on Blog, Storystorm

This week's Storystorm is brought to you by Victoria Campbell Lately, I have been struggling. When I sit down to write, words don’t come or, if they do, they never...

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Wendy MacLeod on Playwrighting, Good Writing, and Teaching That Keeps You Honest

18 March on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle I’ve known Wendy MacLeod since I was little and splashing around in the New Hampshire lake where Wendy also spent summer holidays.  She had a beach...

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Lisa Romeo on Memoir, Balance, and Karma

04 March on The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Alyssa Martino Lisa Romeo’s *I Should Be Writing* Boot Camp is one of the main reasons I’m now earning my MFA. I say this because I never would...

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Emily Southwood on Porn and Relationships

18 February on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interviewed by Sarah Earle It was eight a.m. on a gray Tuesday when I caught up with Emily Southwood, author of the memoir, Prude: Lessons I Learned When My Fiancé...

 

Storystorm: Lovestorm Edition

12 February on Blog, Storystorm

For this week’s Storystorm, I’ve been tasked with writing a Lovestorm. Initially I had big ideas for the feature—a list of love stories that I can’t live without. But there...

 

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Rolf Potts on Travel Writing

04 February on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interviewed by Michael Toner In this segment of The Writer's Hot Seat, we have an interview with an author I have read over and over again while drifting across the...