Interview with Kevin Simmonds

Interview with Kevin Simmonds

“This distinct lived vernacular of New Orleans is poetic. It just is. I used to resent the mythologizing of my hometown, but its history is epic and felt in the present. I see why people want and need it as a totem,” says Kevin Simmonds in James Redd’s interview with the New Orleans poet, editor, … Continue reading

Crooked Letter Year in Review

Crooked Letter Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed, but what a year! Take a look back at the authors Redd has interviewed who have lived in the Crooked Letter state. His year-in-review post recollects the conversations featured on the Prairie Schooner blog, but, of course, there are others: Michael Farris Smith in the New … Continue reading

Redd’s New Story in Fiction Southeast

Redd’s New Story in Fiction Southeast

Take a look at Redd’s new piece of flash fiction in the literary journal, Fiction Southeast.  The story is “Planning a Painting to Remember Home and a Pink Dress,” and it’s inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World.” If you love that painting or Redd’s writing, it’s worth a flash of a look.