Sara Cahill "Naoko Fujimoto was the keynote speaker for the 2021 University of St. Francis Writer’s Conference. I had the pleasure of interviewing Naoko about her recent graphic poetry collection, GLYPH, and her creative process."
Sara Cahill is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Literature Studies and a minor in Writing. Sara has experience writing for the student-lead newsletter at the University of St. Francis, The Encounter.
Kristina Marie Darling is the author of twenty-seven books of poetry, most recently Ghost / Landscape (with John Gallaher; BlazeVox Books, 2016) and the forthcoming Dark Horse (C&R Press, 2017). She is the recipient of grants from the Whiting Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund. Her poems appear in New American Writing, The Mid-American Review, Poetry International, Passages North, Nimrod, and many other magazines. She has published essays in Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Iowa Review, The Literary Review, Descant, and elsewhere. She is Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Quarterly and Grants Specialist at Black Ocean.
The Poetry Show at Radio Boise
DJ Daphne from the Poetry Show at Radio Boise and Naoko Fujimoto talk about graphic poems, creative processes, and Japanese culture.
Daphne Stanford is a writer living in Boise, Idaho, who believes that art, language, education, and community radio have the power to change the world. When not writing, she spends her time reading, hiking the foothills, and engaging in good conversation with friends. Listen to her weekly radio show all about poets & poetry on Radio Boise, or find her on Twitter @TPS_on_KRBX.
“A Landing Spot for My Word-Sounds”
Matthew Thorburn from the Ploughshares Blog (Emerson College) and Naoko Fujimoto talk about the distances in her life and work.
Naoko Fujimoto personally thinks that her editing technique has developed after a collection of graphic poems, so she interviewed poets, writers, and professors to find out how graphic poetry may benefit them and their students’ writing processes. In addition, you may be interested in reading, Working On.
Beth McDermottis the author of a chapbook titled How to Leave a Farmhouse (Porkbelly Press, 2015). Creative and critical work has appeared in journals such as DIAGRAM, Southern Humanities Review, American Book Review, Kenyon Review Online, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Trumpeter. A graduate of the Program for Writers at UIC, she is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.
The Chapbook Interview
Laura Madeline Wiseman and Naoko Fujimoto talk about all things of chapbooks.
Laura Madeline Wiseman teaches writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of ten chapbooks, including Threnody (Porkbelly Press, 2014), First Wife(Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013), She Who Loves Her Father (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), and Ghost Girl (Pudding House Publications, 2010). Her collaborative chapbook with Andrea Blythe, Every Girl Becomes the Wolf, is from Finishing Line Press.
Kenyon Review Conversations
Kirsten Reach from the Kenyon Review Conversations (Kenyon College) and Naoko Fujimoto talk about her piece, "Low Orbit".
Kirsten Reachis Fiction Editor and Social Media Director at the Kenyon Review. Before this, she was an editor at Melville House, Grand Central Publishing, and Henry Holt & Company. She specialized in debut fiction and narrative nonfiction, working with award-winning authors such as Lynne Truss, Philip Hoare, and Hilary Mantel. She has also worked for the Gaea Foundation and the Institute for the Future of the Book, studying how reading is changing from page to screen.