With Love and Light All Around: Interview with Poet John L. Stanizzi (2015)

  It isn’t often that you have the chance to understand a high school mentor as both a child and adult but I have had the fortunate opportunity to know poet John L. Stanizzi as both a teacher and friend. Myself, like many others have benefited from his ability to make poetry a deeply personal experience rather than simply… More With Love and Light All Around: Interview with Poet John L. Stanizzi (2015)

“I don’t want to miss out on living because I’m too busy writing” – Hanging Out With Kate Monica (2015)

The most surprising thing I learned about Kate Monica, UConn’s 2015 representative of the Connecticut Poetry Circuit, was that poetry was not a life-long pursuit for her. Rather, she used to hate it. Her work is so fluid and natural, informal but still balanced and graceful that I assumed she had been writing it her… More “I don’t want to miss out on living because I’m too busy writing” – Hanging Out With Kate Monica (2015)

“I am first a creature of the imagination” – An Interview with Poet Benjamin Grossberg (2015)

Benjamin Grossberg, Spring 2015 representative of the “Writers Who Edit, Editors Who Write” series, is passionate and personable. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions, and the resulting conversation is a thoughtful reflection of all the different roles a writer can play. Supplement your experience of his reading with his answers, or… More “I am first a creature of the imagination” – An Interview with Poet Benjamin Grossberg (2015)

An Interview with Michael Schiavo (2013)

Michael Schiavo founded Long Review Review during his senior year at UConn in 1998. He is the author of The Mad Song (2012) and several poetry chapbooks. You can read his blog at The Unruly Servant. This year’s LRR staff caught up with him to discuss the past of Long River Review, poetry, and other literary concerns. LRR: You founded… More An Interview with Michael Schiavo (2013)

Interview with Melissa Watterworth Batt (2012)

During these past two semesters, I have worked as an intern in the archives at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, first blogging for the SideStream section of the Fresh Pickin’s blog and, more recently, writing biographies for the finding aids. As an intern I have had the privilege of being mentored by Melissa Watterworth… More Interview with Melissa Watterworth Batt (2012)