The Good Life Review

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Author Q&A with Matt Mason

Matt Mason is the Nebraska State Poet and has run poetry workshops in Botswana, Romania, Nepal, and Belarus for the U.S. State Department. His poetry has appeared in The New York Times and he has received a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the Nebraska Arts Council. In…

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Author Q&A with Blake Kinnett

In this candid and impactful Q&A, Blake Kinnet shares what inspired the writing of “Pretty Women,” and how in doing so part of their desire was “to challenge the idea that pre-transition is just crying in front of a mirror because ‘I’ll never be a real man/woman.’ There can be joy in discovery. There can…

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Author Q&A with Rachel Sussman

Rachel Sussman is the winner of the 2023 Honeybee Prize in Nonfiction and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Into the Void, Months to Years, My Chronic Brain, and The Pinch.

In this Q&A, Rachel provides a candid glimpse into writing through her grief over the loss of a good friend and…

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Author Q&A with Hemmy So

Hemmy So is a Korean American fiction writer from Houston, Texas. Her debut short story appeared this spring in Redivider, and she reads prose for Chestnut Review. In her former life, she worked as a news reporter, tech, and sports attorney.

In this Q&A Hemmy shares a little bit about how her previous careers…

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Author Q&A with Oak Morse

This week’s Author Q&A is with educator and writer Oak Morse. Oak lives in Houston, Texas, where he teaches creative writing and theatre and leads a youth poetry troop, the Phoenix Fire-Spitters.

His poem, Ras Tafari Ghazal, is featured in issue #12 and in our interview with him Oak shares the impetus for his…

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Author Q&A with Tiffany Promise

Tiffany Promise (she/her) is a writer, poet, chronic migraineur, and the mother of two wildlings. She holds an MFA from CalArts and has participated in the Tin House and American Short Fiction workshops. Her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Okay Donkey, Jarnal, Francesca Lia Block’s new literary magazine, Lit Angels, and…

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Interview with Lauren Dennis

Lauren Dennis writes because she has to, and has been published in Scarlet Leaf Review, The Flash Fiction Press, daCuhna, and Microfiction Monday Magazine. She was the featured experimental writer for OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters’ Theme “Tranche de Vie.”

In this interview Dennis explores more about utilizing writing in order to heal…

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Author Q & A with Tania Runyan

This week’s Author Q & A is with Tania Runyan. Runyan is the author of the poetry collections What Will Soon Take Place, Second Sky, A Thousand Vessels, Simple Weight, and Delicious Air. Her guides How to Read a Poem, How to Write a Poem, and How to Write a Form Poem are used in…

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Author Q & A with Eric Lochridge

This week’s Author Q & A is with Eric Lochridge. Eric is an MFA candidate in the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. He is the author of My Breath Floats Away From Me (FutureCycle Press, 2022) and three chapbooks. His poems have appeared in DIAGRAM, UCity Review, Okay Donkey, Hawaii Pacific Review, and…

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