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

Ross Gay

Ross Gay is the author of three books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He teaches creative writing and grows living things in Indiana. Ben Evans: Must all progress be incremental, or… 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

Jeffrey Schultz

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

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

Campbell McGrath

The acclaimed poet discusses his 100-poem project, getting to know Picasso, and the three poems that appear in this edition of “Fogged Clarity.” More

Matthew Cooperman

Poet Matthew Cooperman sits down with Ben to discuss his “American Triptych” which consists of the poems: “Snow Globe”; “No Ode” and “Postlude” that appear in this edition of “Fogged Clarity”. More

Matthew Olzmann

The author of “Mezzanines” sits down to discuss anxiety, race, and “The Velveteen Rabbit”. More

Samantha Farrell

The songwriter and long-time friend of Fogged Clarity discusses the life of an independent musician, her mentor LeRoi Moore, and the inspiration behind her latest release, Softly Swooning World. More

Carl Phillips

One of the most gifted and dynamic writers of our time discusses candidly life, liberty, and the pursuit of poetry. More

Jeffrey Eugenides

An exclusive audio interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Michigan native Jeffrey Eugenides. More

John Vanderslice

In a far-reaching discussion the acclaimed musician and founder of Tiny Telephone speaks candidly about creation, loss, and his dynamic new album, “Dagger Beach”.
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Sam Lipsyte

Ben sits down for a discussion with author Sam Lipsyte, one of the brightest and funniest voices in contemporary fiction. More

Samantha Crain

The Oklahoma songwriter sits down to discuss music, literature, and shirts with three wolves howling at the moon. More

Joshua Hodges

The lead singer of the Portland band Starfucker discusses mortality, music, and his most recent album, “Reptilians.” More

Bela Fleck

The most accomplished banjoist on earth sits down with Ben to discuss his life and craft in an exclusive audio interview. More

Al James

Dolorean founder and frontman Al James discusses some of the themes at work in the his band’s latest album, The Unfazed. More