Interviews

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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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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…

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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