Saturday, October 31, 2009

Chloe Cooper Jones interview: 10/30/2009

I interviewed Chloe Cooper Jones on October 30th, 2009 in Lawrence, KS. An excerpt titled "What Can Be Learned," from her novel-in-progress, is available in the Fall 2009 issue of Black Warrior Review. A chapbook of Chloe's work will also be forthcoming from Mitzvah Chaps press. Ms Jones is also one half of the duo Lil' Mumbles and Ralph.

Some of the questions for this interview were lovingly sampled (and altered) from a series of interviews with Method Man, Redman, Tupack Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. conducted during the mid- to late-nineties.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cote Smith interview: 10-26-2009

I interviewed writer Cote Smith on October 26th, 2009. Cote's story "Hurt People" was published in the March, 2009 issue of One Story magazine. The interview took place in Lawrence, KS and involved a discussion of mallets, and one brief interruption that resulted in a luxurious creaking door sound.