In this interview conducted at City of Asylum Pittsburgh, poet Angela Jackson discusses the importance of being a curious cultural historian, the writing of Where I Must Go, and the way that Jackson reaches the universal through the hyper-specific. Click on image to read feature story!
In this interview, Liao Yiwu talks to Maxine Case about his books, his struggles with the Chinese government, and related a few anecdotes about people on the fringe of Chinese society that he has interviewed and whose stories he had recorded. Click on image to read feature story!
Like the many facets of Shteyngart’s novel Super Sad True Love Story alternate future, this conversation between the author and John Allison (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) turned to unexpected topics like pornography, immortality, and Russia. Click on image to read feature story!
Sampsonia Way magazine presents fragments from Tyrant Memory selected by author. The tyrant of Castellanos Moya’s ambitious new novel is based on the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Hernández Martínez who came to power in El Salvador in 1932. Click on image to read feature story!
Today we share Carmen Tafolla’s poem “Ocupando Mi Voz” (Using My Voice), a poem that celebrates the “power of words.” The first Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio, Dr. Tafolla is currently writing a biography on civil rights organizer Emma Tenyuca. Click on image to read feature story!
Sampsonia Way is thrilled to share Lucas Hirsch’s previously unpublished poem “No. 22” from his upcoming book Dolhuis: Natura Naturata (Madhouse: Natura Naturata) to be published by De Arbeiderspers. Translation by Willem Groenewegen. Click on image to read feature story!
Former poet laureate of South Africa Keorapetse Kgositsile and K. Mensah Wali, artistic director of Kente Arts Alliance discuss South Africa’s progress since the end of apartheid, the effects of exile on family, and the relationship between poetry and jazz. Click on image to read feature story!