Linda and Susan Editors of Glimmer Train. Photo by Erin Porozni.

Interview with Susan Burmeister-Brown

You will not find much biographical information around the web about Susan Burmeister-Brown. She co-founded Glimmer Train with her sister Linda B. Swanson-Davis, and Susan and Linda are the current editors of Glimmer Train, one of the top literary journals in the country. If you walk on to a college campus or find someone who follows contemporary literature, they might not know Susan, but they will certainly know her achievements and influence in the literary world. Read the interview.



Joshua Radin About his Influences and Music

Joshua Radin’s music has created compelling emotional landscapes for such television shows as Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, and North Shore. His song “Star Mile” is on The Last Kiss movie soundtrack. His new album We Were Here received 4 stars from Rolling Stone. Joshua Radin answered our questions about the creative process and his influences. Read the interview.




Junot Díaz: Straight on Influences and Creation

Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His stories have appeared in the in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Story and have been featured in Best American Short Stories, and Best American Short Fiction. Díaz is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Drown. He is a graduate of Rutgers University, and he received his M.F.A. from Cornell University. His new novel will be out in 2007. He currently teaches writing at MIT. Read the interview.


Joshua Radin

Junot Díaz


Stephen Dunn


Words and Ideas with Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn is the author of 14 collections of poetry and the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his work Different Hours. He is the recipient of many awards including the James Wright Prize, three fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He answered our question about his writing and ideas by email. His newest collection Everything Else in the World is out from W. W. Norton. Read the interview.


Andrei Codrescu


















Our Interview with Andrei Codrescu


Essayist, National Public Radio columnist, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and editor of Exquisite Corpse, Andrei Codrescu answered our questions about editing and writing. Codrescu was born in Romania in 1946 and came to the United States in 1966. He is a regular on NPR’s All Things Considered and a MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He has published a vast body of work. Read the interview.


Truckpile on Writing

Singer songwriter Michael Truckpile speaks with EWR about his songwriting and his inspiration. Michael Truckpile the self titled CD is out through Art of the Underground Records. Read our interview with Michael Truckpile.

Our Interview with Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky is the author of 19 books of poetry and criticism. He is one of America’s best known poets and served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000. His work The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996 won the 1997 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize nominee. Mr. Pinsky responded to our questions by email. Read the interview.


EWR Interviews Big Bridge Editor Michael Rothenberg


Editor and poet Michael Rothenberg talked with EWR about his experiences as the editor of the long running Big Bridge and Big Bridge press. The zine is considered by many to be one of the best online publications on the web. Rothenberg, founder and editor, discusses his views on internet publishing and writing as a whole. Read our interview with Rothenberg.



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