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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...

Storystorm

Storystorm

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....

The Writer's Hot Seat

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...

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious

07 April 2014 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...

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

02 April 2014 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

Storystorm

26 March 2014 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...

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

18 March 2014 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

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

04 March 2014 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...

The Writer's Hot Seat

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

18 February 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview 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

Storystorm: Lovestorm Edition

12 February 2014 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...