contributor interviews

Here at december we love to celebrate and highlight our contributors. We are proud of the work they do inside and outside of our pages and are grateful for their contribution to our legacy.  We wish we could interview each and every one of our contributors, and hopefully someday we will, but for now here is a small sample of one of the most important parts of our magazine, our writers.

Thu, Jul 28, 2022

haiku society: an interview with Ben Gaa

Ben Gaa, a haiku poet, rings a pair of handbells at readings between each of his poems. Besides helping listeners catch their mental breaths, the chiming reinforces the spell that Gaa casts with his words:

Sat, Dec 19, 2020

an interview with marvin bell and three poems

A Note From The Editor:

Our advisory editor Marvin Bell passed away on Dec. 14 at his home in Iowa […]

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

an interview with jesse lee kercheval

By Robert Lowes

“I have so many projects going on right now that if I say them all, I’ll […]

Wed, May 17, 2017

an interview with leigh camacho rourks

Leigh Camacho Rourks lives in South Louisiana and on her best days can be found lazing in the sun. She is […]

Tue, Aug 16, 2016

albert goldbarth… on topic

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We were fortunate to spend a whole afternoon and evening with poet/essayist Albert Goldbarth […]

Thu, May 5, 2016

an interview with wilfredo pascual

Wilfredo Pascual’s essay You Have Me won the 2015 Curt Johnson Prose Award in Creative Nonfiction. Born and raised in the Philippines,

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

an interview with grace cavalieri

advisory editor Grace Cavalieri is the author of 18 poetry collections, 26 produced plays, and the texts of two operas, and is the co-author of The Italian Poet’s Cookbook. Read more about her here.

Mon, Oct 19, 2015

an interview with ricardo pau-llosa

Ricardo Pau-Llosa was born in Havana in 1954. When he was six, his family moved to Chicago, then lived in Tampa before settling in Miami when he was a teenager. He has published seven collections of poetry, the last five with Carnegie Mellon U. Press. His third book, Cuba, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.