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January 2017

'What is the self and how can I trust it?': an interview with Carmiel Banasky

The Prairie Schooner Book Prize is now open through March 15th. Book Prize Coordinator Katie Schmid Henson will interview poets and fiction writers throughout the prize period, in celebration of the art of the book. This week, Carmiel Banasky talks mental illness, representation, and the question of accessibility in experimental and popular fiction. 

How many books have you published, and where?

The Suicide of Claire Bishop is my debut novel, published by Dzanc Books in September 2015. It has been quite a ride!

Describe the process of constructing your first manuscript. Did you plot organically? Did you outline? How did the story come together? 

Briefly Noted: Coming Home from Camp and Other Poems by Lonny Kaneko

by Muriel Nelson
Muriel Nelson reviews Lonny Kaneko's "Coming Home from Camp and Other Poems," which is a deep meditation on concentration camps run in the United States during World War II.