A Journal of Disability Poetry

Volume 5     Issue 4     December 2011

Interviews in this Issue

Wordgathering interviews have become popular, and this time the journal focuses on two novelists and an educator. Novelist Rachel Simon, well known for her non-fiction book Riding the Bus with My Sister, discusses her new novel about disability The Story of Beautiful Girl. Christine Stark, an poet and speaker on sexual abuse of children, talks about her recent novel Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation. The third interviewee, Carol Marfisi discusses her teaching in disability studies at Temple University.

In its five years of publication, Wordgathering has conducted a variety of interviews with poets, editors, novelists, playwrights and educators. Some of the interviews of which the editors are most proud are those that took the form of a dialogue among poets. Below are three dialogues from past issues. Though from the past, the insights offered by the poets and educations are quite current.

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