An Interview with Mike McHone

By Sandra Shim Sandra Shim: What kind of mindset were you in when you wrote the poem in this issue, "The Executioner is Drunk and The Ropes Are Too Wet for Strangulation"? Mike McHone: Stoned. (laughs) To be honest, I was in a sarcastic mindset. I came up with the title first, which is something [...]

An Interview with Dorothy Chan

By Melanie Quezada Melanie Quezada: Within your chapbook, Chinatown Sonnets, you speak about the Chinatown of American media and the Chinatown of your childhood. What influences your poems? What are your hopes when you send your poetry into the world? Dorothy Chan: Lots of magical things, like what’s walking down the runway this season, what [...]