Category Archives for Web Interviews

A Writer’s Insight: Evan Lavender-Smith

Evan Lavender-Smith’s “The Itch and the Touch” appears in the autumn 2017 issue of The Southern Review, and is reprinted on Longreads. Read Lavender-Smith’s insights about craft, doing justice to real-life characters in narrative nonfiction, and using humor as a tool for provoking an emotional response in readers that goes far beyond laughter. Garrett Hazelwood: […]

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A Writer’s Insight: The Editorial Assistant Exit/Intro Interview

In a twist on the typical A Writer’s Insight feature, The Southern Review’s last editorial assistant, Kathleen Boland, interviews incoming assistant Garrett Hazelwood. Read about what it means to be an editorial assistant, Garrett’s reading preferences, Kathleen’s move to Oregon, the literary journals they mutually admire, and more.  Kathleen Boland: What are you most excited […]

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A Writer’s Insight: Mairead Small Staid

Mairead Small Staid’s essay, “Second Person,” appears in the summer 2017 issue of The Southern Review, and was featured on Lit Hub in July. Read about how Staid researched and organized the essay, as well as her thoughts on parenthetical asides and finding inspiration in bars, below. Kathleen Boland: The essay includes multiple quotations from […]

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A Writer’s Insight: Miho Nonaka

Miho Nonaka’s poems, “Rupture” and “Contained Things,” appear in the summer 2017 issue of The Southern Review. Hear Nonaka read the poems in our audio gallery here; read more about the inspiration behind the poems, as well as Nonaka’s bilingualism and current projects, below. Kathleen Boland: What was the initial catalyst for “Rupture” and “Contained […]

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A Writer’s Insight: Danielle Lazarin

Danielle Lazarin’s story, “Floor Plans,” appears in the summer 2017 issue of The Southern Review. Read more about Lazarin’s forthcoming debut collection, Back Talk, and her approach to writing “New York stories,” below. Kathleen Boland: What was the inspiration for “Floor Plans”? Danielle Lazarin: A few years ago I noticed that one of my neighbors […]

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