This summer, the Split Lip Editorial FAM grew by three, and one of those new folks we were thrilled to welcome is W.S. Lyon, Reviews & Interviews Editor. Here, he goes 19 Rounds, and not to be all click-bait headline about it, but it is very possible he has won Round 7:
1. Early bird or night owl?
2. What was your worst haircut?
I've had so many it's hard to choose. I guess it's sort of a knack. I still have a close friend who calls me Spikes, because, well, in high school I wore my hair i...
A picture is worth a thousand words. A round of Fightin' Words maximizes one single word. You put them both together and you get the stylings of this September's featured memoir contributor, Robert James Russell:
What's the single best word for:
1) What you're avoiding: Students
2) Your favorite Halloween costume:
Our September issue launches tomorrow. Get ready by checking in with a few of our contributors, what they've been playing, and how it makes them feel:
Robert James Russell
So, when I’m working on a new project, I often pluck songs randomly out of the ether—yet, to me, they inhabit this new project, act as a soundtrack—and then listen to them in perpetuity. Like, legit, on repeat, nonstop. (My wife is mostly used to it now. But, still, I’m sure it has to be horribly annoying for everyone but me.) Right...
We recently hit 2000 followers (and then some!) on Twitter, and to celebrate, we ran a #SplitLip2000 promotion: share with us your favorite Split Lip pieces, and we would curate a playlist just for you. We loved reading your responses! The winner, chosen at random, was none other than August's featured poet, Hannah Craig, who shared her love for Terrell Terry's poems.
In order to get a sense of Hannah's tastes for the perfect playlist, we asked her a few questions:
Summer is winding down, but the August issue fights on with Fightin' Words Hannah Craig, author of this month's featured poem, "Letter to My Red Gun-Dog America." Below, she pushes the challenge for single best word responses to our questions to new heights:
1) What you're avoiding: Windex
2) What makes you laugh:
3) Your superstition: hawthorn
4) Your sense of style: marginalia
5) How you slept: timber