Photo: Murray Greenfield

Photo: Murray Greenfield

"I think everyone can always do better, even Guernica. It’s not that we’re not thoughtful. [The founding editors] are global in their thinking across the board, and I want to respect and honor that while also acknowledging that we’re not flawless. No one is. Except Beyoncé—she woke up like that. We have to do the work, and we have to think about speaking to new audiences."
- Interview with Lisa Lucas, publisher of Guernica.

 

 

Interviews for Poets & Writers Magazine

 

Emily Gould and Ruth Curry, founders of Emily Books

Erica Mena, executive director of the American Literary Translators Association

Saeed Jones, executive editor of culture at BuzzFeed

Lisa Lucas, publisher of Guernica

Jennifer Benka, executive director of the Academy of American Poets

Miwa Messer, director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program

Tree Swenson, cofounder of Copper Canyon Press and executive director of Richard Hugo House

Jennifer Grotz, director of the Bread Loaf Translators' Conference

Rob Casper, the director of the Poetry and Literature center at the Library of Congress

Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and chairman of the MacDowell Colony

Allan Kornblum, founder of Coffee House Press

Kevin Craft, editor of Poetry Northwest

Hilda Raz, poet and series editor of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series at the University of New Mexico Press