Interviews

Aida
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Aida Ibisevic: Summer 2013

What was the inspiration behind “Mama’s Bread“? “Mama’s Bread” depicts the first winter during Bosnian war. It captures the angst my family and I felt waiting for my brother to return home from the trenches, and the constant hunger that lingered on. A little background on the war for those not familiar… During the early…

Stephanie Barbe Hammer
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Stephanie Barbé Hammer: Spring 2013

What was the inspiration behind “Conversions?” The process of converting from Christianity to Judaism is an issue that I have wanted to write about for a long time, but it took working with nonfiction writer Ana Maria Spagna to figure out how to tell that multi-layered story. What empowered the actual telling was two-fold: first…

Jennifer Porter
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Jennifer Porter: Winter 2014

Jennifer Porter’s story “The New Wife” appeared in Issue 5, published in January 2014. What was the inspiration behind “The New Wife”? Well, I am trying to stay married to the same person I’ve been married to for 28 years now, so I will keep that inspiration my little secret. How do you write? With…

Vincent Wood
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Vincent Wood: Multi-issue Author

Vincent Wood has had two pieces appear in Apeiron. “Heroin(e),” in our debut issue, and “Autopsy Report” in Issue 3. What was the inspiration behind “Heroin(e)”? It’s drawn partly from personal experience and partly from a reaction to the way people perceive users and addicts. In my university course, I remember reading a story by…

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