Interviews

Conversations with poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, and playwrights about their work and craft, as well as their thoughts on creative writing education.
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Interdisciplinary Arts Education with Maria Schirmer

Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, interviewed teaching artists who took part in the TATIP* program. Maria Schirmer, an interdisciplinary artist working with Community-Word Project, attended the Universal Design for Learning and Teaching for Special Needs workshop facilitated by Philip Alexander of Brooklyn Arts Council and Martin Urbach of Marquis…

Creative Expression: An Interview with Philip Berezney

  Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, is interviewing teaching artists who take part in the TATIP* program. Philip Berezney, a multi-disciplinary artist working with Grand St. Settlement, 92nd Street Y, and Wingspan Arts attended the Teaching for English Language Learners seminar facilitated by Holly Fairbank of Center…

Interview with Thomas Sayers Ellis: Loud and Open on the Page

An Interview with Thomas Sayers Ellis by Christian McEwen In 2015, Bauhan Publishing released Sparks from the Anvil: the Smith College Poetry Interviews, a collection of interviews with superb contemporary poets by writer and teaching artist Christian McEwen. In this, the final excerpt from the book to appear in Teachers & Writers Magazine, McEwen talks…

Dream Poems with Joanna Fuhrman

  Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, is interviewing teaching artists who take part in the TATIP* program. Joanna Fuhrman, a poet teaching with Teachers & Writers Collaborative, attended the Teaching Visual Arts and Creative Writing Workshops seminar facilitated by Kai Fierle-Hedrick of FreeArts NYC and Sarah Dohrmann…

Dance in the Classroom: Interview with Jenn Eisenberg

  Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, is interviewing teaching artists who take part in the TATIP** program. Jenn Eisenberg, a teaching artist with the National Dance Institute (NDI), facilitated TATIP’s Movement Seminar, alongside NDI’s director of professional development, Emily Meisner. Teachers & Writers: When you are in…

Using Music: An Interview with Martin Urbach

  Sarah Guayante, a student at St. John’s University and a T&W editorial intern, is interviewing teaching artists who take part in the TATIP* program. Martin Urbach, a percussionist who used to teach at Marquis Studios and now teaches full-time, facilitated the TATIP elective seminar on Teaching for Special Needs and Universal Design alongside Phil…

Interview with Nikky Finney: Say Hard Things Tender

INTERVIEW   An Interview with Nikky Finney by Christian McEwen  In April, Bauhan Publishing published Sparks from the Anvil: the Smith College Poetry Interviews, a collection of interviews with superb contemporary poets by writer and teaching artist Christian McEwen. Throughout the year, Teachers & Writers Magazine has been publishing highlights from this impressive book. Here,…

AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTHUR SZE: SEEKING THE SILK DRAGON

INTERVIEW By Andy Fogle This interview with poet Arthur Sze by Andy Fogle and his students is a companion piece to “Playing with Difficulty: A High School Class on Arthur Sze’s Quipu Offers Ideas for Using Creative Writing to Explore Challenging Literature,”which describes Fogle’s experience teaching Sze’s work to high school seniors. ~editors Arthur Sze is…

Interview with Ron Padgett: No Turning Back

INTERVIEW by Matthew Burgess  Ron Padgett grew up in Tulsa and has lived mostly in New York City since 1960. Among his many honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters poetry award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Padgett’s How Long was Pulitzer Prize…

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