creativity
From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

“Costume design is the one thing that audiences tend to read personally … whether we should like this person, whether we should be scared of them, that sort of thing.” “Our Crazy Beautiful Poetic World” Paloma Young won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012. For our “Hunt,...
Contributor news: Valley Haggard's new book, new ventures, excerpts, praise, info.

Contributor news: Valley Haggard’s new book, new ventures, excerpts, praise, info.

“When we surrender our weapons, our true writing and our true selves begin to emerge in our lives and on the page in a way that is brave, beautiful …” Valley Haggard is one of her hometown’s best-loved heroines, both for her own writing and for the programs she’s founded to help others find their...
Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal's new book, "The Broken Country," evaluates Vietnam's legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August--details below!

Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal’s new book, “The Broken Country,” evaluates Vietnam’s legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August–details below!

       One of our most widely beloved contributors, prolific poet and nonfiction writer Paisley Rekdal, has not only published another book (and a great one!) but also scheduled a remarkable event at the Chautauqua Institution for this August–one of no doubt *broad* appeal.      The book is The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime,...
Truth Teller Spotlight Interview:  Amie Oliver, painter.

Truth Teller Spotlight Interview: Amie Oliver, painter.

“Truth, like beauty, is fleeting and temporary, so I strive to create work that is true at the time of its making but will linger in the viewer’s psyche afterward, resonating in layers of meaning.”   Amie Oliver’s artwork has been exhibited in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions as well as artists’ residencies in...
“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The best any of us can do is narrow the inevitable gaps between our best words and the truths they aim to capture and communicate.”   It’s been a few short months since Ron Smith, former Poet Laureate of Virginia and contributor to our “Maps & Legends” issue, published his fourth book, The Humility of...