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“What about all the time before that?” an interview with Maria Meindl

October 15, 2012 by

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Maria Meindl’s essays, poetry, and fiction have appeared in numerous journals. Her most recent book, Outside the Box details the life of her grandmother, writer Mona Gould, through documents left behind after her death. In Meindl’s essay “Rules,” she narrates the story of her mother’s time in a Jewish nursing home. In it, Meindl finds […]

“Getting through the day” An Interview with Carol Cooley

May 24, 2012 by

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Carol Cooley has worked as a physical therapist and advocate for seniors and disabled adults since 1994. She was named a finalist in the North Carolina Literary Review’s 2010 short story competition and earned an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s May 2011 Short Story Award for New Writers. She currently lives and works in the […]

“Our souls reach out for what’s nourishing.” An Interview with Howard Mansfield

May 18, 2012 by

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In “Waiting (to Go Home),” Howard Mansfield composes portraits of the nursing homes that confine his parents in their “Godot-like absurdities” and the hospitals that function as “disassembly line[s].” Mansfield is the author of six books about preservation and history, including “In the Memory House” and “The Same Ax, Twice.” His most recent book is […]