“I Didn’t Want to Just Be a Fan, I Wanted to Be the Rock Star”: An Interview with Alice Bag

Alice Bag is a little bit of everything. She’s an activist, feminist, author, and punk rocker. She may be best known as the lead singer and co-founder of the first-wave LA punk band, The Bags, but has gained notoriety in the writing world, too, with her books Violence Girl and Pipe Bomb for the Soul. She was kind … More “I Didn’t Want to Just Be a Fan, I Wanted to Be the Rock Star”: An Interview with Alice Bag

A Labor of Love: An Interview with Karla Cordero

The poet and activist Karla Cordero completed her MFA at San Diego State University. She has achieved huge successes in poetry slams and keeps spreading inspiration by curating the reading series “Voice for Change”, and as an editor of Spit Journal. In addition to being published in magazines such as The Acentos Review, Word Riot, … More A Labor of Love: An Interview with Karla Cordero

Musicianship, Rock Journalism, and the Fight Against Nazi Space Slugs: An Interview with Brian McElhiney

Brian McElhiney is a music reporter for Bend, Oregon’s paper the Bulletin. He was the Sunday editor at the Leader-Herald in Gloversville, NY, and covered music in New York’s Capital Region for the Daily Gazette of Schenectady and Saratoga Living magazine for almost six years. In this interview, I had the chance to hear about … More Musicianship, Rock Journalism, and the Fight Against Nazi Space Slugs: An Interview with Brian McElhiney

An Art of Embodiment: An Interview with Brendan Constantine

I attended this year’s AWP Conference with my editor. Every day, as we wandered the show floor, she would periodically swing us past the Red Hen booth, insisting that I had to meet poet Brendan Constantine. And every day we came up empty handed. Until finally, on the last day, with just a handful of … More An Art of Embodiment: An Interview with Brendan Constantine

Follow the Rhizome: An Interview with Hari Alluri Part 2

This is part two of an interview with the poet Hari Alluri conducted by the The B-Side journal’s Arthur Kayzakian. In this portion, Hari offers insights into how specific techniques—especially metaphor—help his poetics to materialize in the work. On his way to discussing future projects and the transformation of language, he reveals how the conversation, the collaboration, … More Follow the Rhizome: An Interview with Hari Alluri Part 2

Follow the Rhizome: An Interview with Hari Alluri Part 1

  This is part one of an interview conducted by the The B-Side journal’s Arthur Kayzakian with poet Hari Alluri on how sound enters his poetry. The discussion encompasses his poetics, use of craft in regards to sound, his chapbook The Promise of Rust, and his forthcoming book The Flayed City.    What does it mean to be a … More Follow the Rhizome: An Interview with Hari Alluri Part 1

Where Film, Music, and Writing Meet: An Interview with Craig Oliver

Craig Oliver owns and operates Volar Records, an independent record label, out of his apartment in Golden Hill, San Diego. The label has released bands such as the Fresh & Onlys, Beaters, and many more. However, his interests reach beyond music. A graduate from the San Diego State University film program, he is an avid … More Where Film, Music, and Writing Meet: An Interview with Craig Oliver