Conversations

Identifying with Valentine: An Interview with Anya Silver

  Gale Marie Thompson (GMT): “Valentine Godé-Darel (1873–1915): Five Paintings by Ferdinand Hodler,” takes a different approach to chronology. Can you explain the creation of this poem, and its relationship to time? Anya Silver (AS): I first saw Swiss painter Hodler’s depictions of his model and lover Valentine Godé-Darel when I was doing research on […]

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Agnostic Ecstasy: A Conversation with Coleman Barks

On the last evening in January 2013, I had the good fortune to stop by Coleman Barks’s home in Athens to interview him about his long poem “The VOICE inside WATER,” which appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of The Georgia Review and subsequently in his recently released collection, Hummingbird Sleep: Poems, 2009–2011 (University of […]

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Danse Macabre: Talking with Connie Imboden

For most of her career Connie Imboden, our Summer 2010 featured artist, has aimed her camera at a single subject—the nude body in water—capturing the human figure in transmutations beautiful and grotesque. Poet Susan Ludvigson, long intrigued and inspired by Imboden’s images, wrote the introductory essay to our eight-page interior portfolio; here she poses a few […]

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