Jessica Walsh spoke with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, author of Agape Editions’ latest collection, Strut. See hyperlinks in the interview for clips of Mariahadessa reading her poems! JW: When you look at the book now, what experiences or other influences do you think led to its creation? MET: Rage, loss, sensuality, and the blues were all…
Jessica Walsh talks with Emari DiGiorgio about her forthcoming collection Girl Torpedo (Agape Editions, 2018) and the spaces we create for survival.
Will Flaherty talks with Keith Jones about the artistic, intellectual, and philosophical influences behind his chapbook Shorn Ellipses (Agape Editions, 2017).
Will Flaherty talks with Steven Sanchez about the influences behind his chapbook Photographs of Our Shadows (Agape Editions, 2017) and how he accesses vulnerability and strength through poetry.
Herman Beavers discusses music’s influence in his life and poetry. See how music informs the structure of his new collection Obsidian Blues, how jazz and blues help him shape the poetic line, and why music is a way to access personal history.
Julianna DeMicco talks with poet Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick about her latest poetry collection A Stranger Longing (Agape Editions, 2017), mental health and bipolar type 2 personalities, and how the outside world influences and informs the internal world.
Julianna DeMicco talks with Kazim Ali about his collection of essays Anaïs Nin: An Unprofessional Study (Agape Editions, 2017) and how he engages both critically and creatively with the book’s subject matter.
Julianna DeMicco talks with poet Nandini Dhar about her latest poetry collection Historians of Redundant Moments (Agape Editions, 2016), global domesticity, and how young girls get politicized.
Poet Joanna Valente, author of the chapbook Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), discusses heritage, family, and the immigrant experience in America.
Katie Manning discusses the inspiration for using Bible verses as a tool for art rather than weaponry in her new chapbook A Door with a Voice.
Jasmine An, author of Naming the No-Name Woman, talks about challenging easy definitions of identity and her hopes for the future of political poetry.
Vandana Khana, author of the poetry chapbook The Goddess Monologues, talks about her writing influences and how she uses myth to examine the complexities of modern womanhood.