“Cooler than a museum, smarter than a theme park, and weirder than a carnival:” An Interview with Crab Devil Collective

For the 63/64 issue, we spoke to members of Crab Devil, an art collective based in Tampa, FL. Art Editor Leslie Vega’s interview is reproduced here: The Peninsularium is an immersive interactive art attraction that will undoubtedly draw the crowds. Crab Devil is adamant about bringing a sense of wonder and excitement to both locals … [Read more…]

Persistence as a Virtue Worth Celebrating: A Conversation with Poet Patricia Hooper

Patricia Hooper is the author of five books of poetry, Other Lives, At the Corner of the Eye, Aristotle’s Garden, Separate Flights, and Wild Persistence, the last two published by the University of Tampa Press. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The American Scholar, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Gettysburg … [Read more…]

Poet Eric Smith Reflects on Reading “Black Hole Factory”

Eric Smith has published his work widely in journals such as 32 Poems, Southwest Review, The New Criterion,  Pleiades and The Rumpus. He also has turned his hand to innovative literary publishing as a founding editor of cellpoems, the award-winning poetry venue distributed via text message.  His first book of poetry, Black Hole Factory, was published last year by the University of Tampa … [Read more…]