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An Interview with Hala Alyan
Hala AlyanYou might have caught Hala Alyan reading her poetry at the Emerging Writers Festival at the University of San Francisco this week. Switchback staffer Richard Suplee recently had a chance to talk to the award-winning poet and ask her some questions. You can read the whole interview here.
An Interview with Alan Kaufman
Alan KaufmanOver the course of his writing career, Alan Kaufman has published memoirs, novels, poetry, and is the editor of the well-known Outlaw Bible series of anthologies. Recently, Switchback contributor Todd Follett had the opportunity to ask Alan about his career as a writer, as well as about the history, importance, and influences of Outlaw literature as "a literature that serves, existentially-speaking, as a spiritual and intellectual ‘underground railroad’ to consciousness.” Check it out!
Man Alive / Thomas Page McBee
Man AliveStaff member Laura Robledo has a new review of Thomas Page McBee's memoir Man Alive, which she describes as "an inspiring, raw tale of a man searching for an identity." Check it out!