Interviews With Poets
Jessica Barksdale: On How Every Poem Is a Learning Experience
Author and poet Jessica Barksdale discusses how she decided which poems would be included in her latest collection, Grim Honey, and why drafting each poem was a learning experience.
Zadie Smith + Nick Laird: The WD Interview
Nick Laird and Zadie Smith talk about how teaching affects their writing, craft insights they’ve discovered, and how staying off Twitter has made them better writers in this November/December 2020 Writer's Digest interview.
Writing and Publishing Poetry—Q&A with Patricia Colleen Murphy
Patricia Colleen Murphy offers insights to poets on how to improve their own writing and what she looks for in reading poetry for publication.