Interview

Interview: Ruth Brandt

We speak to Ruth Brandt (whose story “Happy Ever After” appeared in issue forty of Neon) about fairytales, social media and the teaching of writing. I noticed that your story started and ended like a fairytale, but the wrong way around. The final line begins […]

Interview: PK French

We talk to PK French (whose hybrid fiction-poetry appeared in issue forty of Neon) about drugs, love, and science-fiction. Your hybrid pieces in issue forty of Neon tell the story of a drug that can induce feelings of love. But what is love? Is the […]

Interview: James Nixon

We talk to James Nixon about language, music and what makes a good poem. James’s work appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon. In your poem “Fitch Kids” the narrator seems to despair at the degraded language of the young specimens which surround him. In the […]

Interview: Matthew Di Paoli

We talk to Matthew Di Paoli – whose work appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon – about quicksand, inspiration and stories. I loved the idea behind your story “Quicksand”. Can you remember where this story came from, or what inspired it? It’s funny that you […]

Interview: Debra McQueen

We talk to Debra McQueen about nonfiction, serial killers and San Francisco. Debra’s poems appeared in issue thirty-nine of Neon. You mention in your biography that you write nonfiction. Could you tell me a little about that – what do you write, and how does […]

Interview: Alina Rios

We talk to Alina Rios – whose work appeared in issue 38 of Neon – about travel, the “you” in poetry, and Diana Wynne Jones. I notice that there is a “you” in each of your poems in issue 38. The “you”, of course, refers […]

Interview: Sam Preminger

We talk to Sam Preminger – whose work appeared in issue 38 of Neon – about social media, titles and the process of writing. I thought that the titles of your poems in issue 38 were particularly excellent. How important do you think titles are? […]

Interview: Ian Mullins

We speak to Ian Mullins – whose work appeared in issue 38 – about Ramsey Campbell, being watched by CCTV, and life in Liverpool. There’s no shortage of stories currently in the news which might have inspired your poem “Under Surveillance”. Do you think we’re […]

Interview: Noel Williams

We speak to Noel Williams about hallucinating in a hospital, editing his poetry collection, and the origin of his old nickname. Noel’s poetry appeared in issue 37 of Neon. The descriptions in your poem “Sanatorium” have a wonderfully ghostly feel to them. What was the […]

Interview: Meg Eden

We talk to Meg Eden about chapbooks, Chat Roulette, teaching and crafting. Meg’s poems “Bollystar”, “Roulette Chat” and “Twelve Little Indians” appeared in issue 37 of Neon. I enjoyed the role reversal in your poem “Roulette Chat”. Typically one might expect a story where a […]