Sam Rosenfeld

The Colgate University Political Science professor and author of The Polarizers: “Postwar Architects of Our Partisan Era” discusses the 2018 midterm elections, Bernie Sanders, and the media’s inability to save us in an exclusive discussion. TRANSCRIPTION Ben Evans: I’m Ben Evans and you’re listening to Fogged Clarity. This morning I’m pleased to be joined by… More

Michael McGriff

The poet discusses Denis Johnson, Larry Levis, Coos Bay, and the obsessions behind his latest collection of poems, Early Hour. TRANSCRIPTION Ben Evans: I’m Ben Evans and you’re listening to Fogged Clarity. This morning I’m pleased to be speaking to one of my favorite poets working today, Michael McGriff is the author of four books… More

A Conversation with James Wright’s Widow, Annie Wright

The following excerpt(s) are from an interview poet Chard deNiord conducted with Annie Wright in Westerly, Rhode Island on May 30th, 2012. The full interview will be available in July of 2018 as part of deNiord’s forthcoming collection of interviews, I Would Lie To You If I Could (University of Pittsburgh Press). EXCERPTS Chard deNiord:… More

Will Oldham V

BE: I’m Ben Evans. Today, January 18th, 2017, I’m pleased to be joined again by my friend—the musician, actor, and human being—Will Oldham; a Will Oldham who I presume is quite tan having just returned from Jamaica. Will, welcome. How are you? WO: I’m pretty good today. Today feels like a pretty good day. BE:… More

David Bradley

David Bradley reflects on writing and the complicated politics of Western Pennsylvania in an interview conducted by Michael McDermit for Fogged Clarity’s Inauguration Issue. More

Rick Ewing

Author Rick Ewing discusses his 5 years spent as a homeless alcoholic on the streets of New Jersey, and how they inspired his first novella. More

Matt Rader

Canadian poet & author Matt Rader sits down with Tarn Painter-MacArthur to discuss weaving temporalities, his childhood caretaker, and his forthcoming collection, Desecrations. TRANSCRIPTION Tarn MacArthur: Hello and welcome to another Fogged Clarity interview, I’m Tarn MacArthur, and we’re lucky to have the poet and author Matt Rader with us today. Matt, good to see… More

Paisley Rekdal

An interview with poet and author Paisley Rekdal appearing in the Spring 2016 issue of Fogged Clarity. More

James Kimbrell

Award-winning poet James Kimbrell discusses form and disorder, bait shrimp, and how Florida’s Marianna Caves helped shaped his conception of time in this exclusive audio interview. More

Will Oldham IV

Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy, discusses transcendence, Jason Molina, and “The Big Short” in an exclusive audio interview. More

Jeffrey Schultz

Poet Jeffrey Schultz sits down for a discussion with Ben Evans on “Fogged Clarity”. More

Martha Serpas

In this intimate “Fogged Clarity” interview poet Martha Serpas discusses impermanence, poetic process, and her new collection, “The Diener.” More

Afaa Michael Weaver

Afaa Michael Weaver reflects on how poetry and spirituality helped him overcome a childhood of sexual abuse, mental illness, and the death of his first child. More

Jay Nebel

Jay Nebel discusses his art, his influences, and his new collection “Neighbors” in an interview with Tarn Painter-MacArthur for Fogged Clarity. More

David Baker

“Poetry teaches us—and sings to us this song—that the fluidity of things is their natural form.”—David Baker discusses poetry and process. More

Will Oldham

A conversation about God, life, and love with a beautiful human being and one of America’s finest songwriters. More

Carl Phillips

One of our finest poets discusses punishment, guilt, and the daring it takes to transcend both. More

Stuart Dybek

Author Stuart Dybek explains how blood and lime juice altered his approach to fiction in this fascinating “Fogged Clarity” interview. More

Slowdive’s Neil Halstead

Michael McDermit interviews Slowdive’s Neil Halstead about the band’s reunion tour and the prospects of recording a new album. More