My latest interviews: Stacy Mattingly, Mitchell L. H. Douglas, and Ricky Ray

Recently I joined the masthead of American Microreviews and Interviews, overseeing its interviews. So much gratitude, so much respect for my predecessor, Melissa Studdard, who entrusted me with the job as she took on more responsibilities with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Here are my most recent interviews!

With novelist and professor Stacy Mattingly, on “narrative witness,” the Sarajevo Writers Workshop, and literary border-crossings.

 

 

 

 

 

With poet and professor Mitchell L. H. Douglas, on race, heritage, musicalities, and the heroes we need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With poet Ricky Ray, author of Fealty, on addiction, recovery, beauty, and hope.

About Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson teaches religion, ethics, philosophy, and human rights at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. He is the author of *American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940* (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and nonfiction essays about Bosnia for the Canadian literary magazine *Numero Cinq*. Born in 1975 in Olean, NY, he earned the Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia, where he specialized in American religious history. He writes, teaches, and lectures about religion in America, popular culture, Mormonism, and Bosnia. He lives in Exeter with his partner, Alexis Simpson, and their two children.
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