Interview

Interview: Kate Feld

We talk to Kate Feld – whose stories appeared in issue forty-one – about surrealism, nonfiction and getting the balance right when it comes to short stories. I loved the surreal ideas behind each of your short stories in issue forty-one. Is there often an […]

Interview: Daniel Uncapher

We talk to Daniel Uncapher (whose story “Infestation Miracles” appeared in issue forty-one of Neon) about miracles, science, and beetle burgers. What constitutes a miracle in your opinion? And what inspired the connection between infestations and miracles? The interesting thing about miracles is how much […]

Interview: Alec Hutchinson

We speak to Alec Hutchinson (whose story “Asynchronous Ferox” appeared in issue forty-one of Neon) about meat, inspiration, and cannibal horror films. Where does the title of your story “Asynchronous Ferox” come from? And what does it mean? I actually way over-thought that one. Ferox […]

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? […]