Happenstance by Robert Root and April Podcast
This week on Switchback check out a new review
of Robert Root's Happenstance
, written by our very own Morgan Vogel Chinnock: "What emerges from these fragments of memory and photo paper and postcards is the sense of a family in a particular historical time and place." Also be sure to listen to our latest podcast. Fiction Editor Joe Ransom reads and discusses
"Shooting Star" by Tyler Sage.
Craft Talk No. 1: Bruce Snider on the Sonnet
Introducing a new series of interviews, focused exclusively on craft, conducted by members of Switchback with the talented and accomplished faculty members of the University of San Francisco's MFA in Writing program. For our first installment, we present this conversation
with poet Bruce Snider on the role of the sonnet in contemporary poetry. "The sonnet is a diamond-maker. If navigated skillfully, it’s intense pressure can crystallize language, thought, and feeling, making the poem incredibly vivid, immediate, and surprising."
An Interview with Michelle Orange
Recently, our very own Robert O'Connell had the opportunity to sit down with Michelle Orange and chat with her about her writing. Here
is the result of their conversation. Michelle Orange will be one of five visiting writers to give readings at the University of San Francisco as part of the Emerging Writers Festival
on April 8th and 9th.