Interviews

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In Flight – An Interview with Henry Dane

In Issue 15 of Apeiron Review, we featured “In Flight” by Henry Dane, the tale of a young boy who is forced to live with his cold, no-frills uncle after a fatal car accident. The two eventually move to Colorado in order to build a flying machine as a condition of a special inheritance, and…

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Years Later: An Interview with Sieghard Jiang

In Issue 13 of Apeiron Review, we published “Years Later” by author Sieghard Jian, the story of a social scientist volunteering for an NGO to educate a village of sex workers about HIV/AIDS. The truth is that Mrs. Zhao chooses this line of work to further her academic goals and conduct research, but thanks to some…

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Baby: An Interview with Shawn Campbell

Back in Issue 12 of Apeiron Review, we featured the story “Baby” by Shawn Campbell. It’s a heartbreaking piece about a family of obese individuals where a daughter pleads for permission to get gastric bypass surgery in order to help her control her weight. The mother, a frantic and overbearing woman who expresses her love…

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Rain – An Interview with Zebulon Huset

In the latest issue of Apeiron Review, we featured Zebulon Huset’s “Rain,” a story about a young girl named Sarah who loses her father, her brother, a close friend, and to some extent, the woman her mother used to be. We see Sarah playing happily in the rain as puddle-splashes cause her to reflect on her life….

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Batman, Retired: An Interview with Trevor Pyle

I always identify as student first, and anything else second, though I know this identity will someday end. I read this poem as a fresh Intern here at the Apeiron Review in July of 2015. As I read through all these serious poems that tugged at my heartstrings and made me think about bigger issues outside myself –…

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Modern Fairytale: An Interview with Andréa J. Onstad

In our most recent issue of Apeiron Review, we featured the short story “The Cat and The Tree” by Andréa J. Onstad. The story reads like a fairy tale or bedtime story. Though the work features heavy elements of tragedy, the story is told with an almost motherly sense of care and reassurance, making this…

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A not so brief conversation about “The Brief History of Attraction”

Sally Zakariya blew me away this evening.  So easy to talk to, we found ourselves on several tangents on topics such as love, career, and each other’s experiences.  “A Brief History of Attraction” can be found in Issue 9 of The Apeiron Review. This poem, which reads more like a short poem about life than…

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Cheryl Smart: Issue 9

Cheryl Smart, author of “Red Dresses” from Issue 9 of  Apeiron Review, is the nonfiction editor of the University of Memphis’ The Pinch. “Red Dresses” snagged my attention from beginning to end, and I found myself thinking that it was too short and just the right length and simply perfect all at once. The timelessness of…

Melissa Hamilton - Author
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Melissa Hamilton: Issue 3

What was the inspiration behind “a love poem, of sorts”? It’s drawn predominantly from experience. Essentially, the poem began as a coping mechanism after a disturbing conversation; however, the poem itself took years to evolve (and even now, I’m not sure it’s fully complete). Distance, objectivity, and many creative workshops were undoubtedly key to its…

Vertigo - Thomas Gillaspy
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Thomas Gillaspy: Photography Spotlight

Thomas Gillaspy’s photo, “Vertigo,” was used as cover art for issue 6. Tell us about your photograph “Vertigo.” Where did you take this photo? Vertigo was taken in Boulder, Colorado. This intensely red wall juxtaposed with the damaged road sign and shadows produces a sense of instability. What interests you about urban minimalism? In my…

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