WB: First of all, congratulations on your first collection, Want v. Need. It’s a magnificent achievement. You write exclusively about community and bonds rooted in contemporary, small-town American South, specifically, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, in rural Oklahoma. Where did these characters come from? ASW: The different protagonists sprang to life when the factual world of Pottawatomie County […]
Mike Rishell is an instructor at Butler Community College and resides in Wichita, Kansas. He holds graduate degrees from Vanderbilt and Michigan State University, along with an MFA from Oklahoma City University.
Yasser El-Sayed has recently published fiction in Natural Bridge, The New Orphic Review, The Marlboro Review, Red Truck Review, and elsewhere. His short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2014 and in 2008. Yasser’s prose focuses upon the intersections of Arab and American experience both in the Middle East and the United […]
The inaugural issue of Red Truck Review: A Journal of American Southern Literature and Culture ran this week and featured this interview and these poems by managing editor Allen Mendenhall. The interview begins with questions about Southern Literary Review and discusses Allen’s recently published book, Literature and Liberty. Red Truck Review is edited by SLR contributor Amy Susan […]