The Politics of Political Writing: A Normal Interview with Ru Freeman By Mary Pickett

October 17th, 2016

…as a member of the literary world, Extraordinary Rendition is my way of transforming that corner of the universe that I have some say over and writing’s how I do it.

Gary Young, UCSC alumnus, new Director of UCSC's Cowell Press, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, UCSC adjunct professor of literature. Photographed at the Cowell Press. Shot for the UCSC Review, spring 2010 issue.

Any Room Will Serve: A Normal Interview with Gary Young

September 19th, 2016

Poetry was a place to synthesize the disparate elements of my life; it still is.


A Normal Interview with Daniel Chacón

May 5th, 2016

I had grandparents that were from Mexico and didn’t embrace the narrative traditions of the mainstream.


A Normal Interview with Christine Poreba

February 22nd, 2016

the knowledge we have when embarking on any journey is always incomplete

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A Normal Interview With Jamaal May

January 21st, 2016

Poetry, along with every other art, is a tool for teaching empathy. Violence and injustice cannot endure empathy.


A Normal Interview with Wendy C. Ortiz

October 8th, 2015

I needed this. No one else was giving it to me, so I took it upon myself.


A Normal Interview with Myriam Gurba

October 1st, 2015

Other places cannot contain these concentric universes.


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