Before we take off for Portland, we hung out on Twitter to talk about all things AWP, the IRxSL reading, and Split Lip PRINT 2:
Hey Split Lip editors—how was the process of putting together the new print issue different from putting together the first?
Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice, Editor-in-Chief:We knew what we were doing! Kidding. Kinda. This year was easier from a logistical standpoint, but harder because we knew what worked and didn't. For example, it was important for us to have tightly curated print iss...
In 2015, I typed and mailed a letter to Joy Williams. I was coming out of a few non-writing years and the mindfuck of parenting young children when I started re-reading all of her books in some attempt to crack myself back open. Reading her work again—the bits of fabulism, the edges knocked up against and out, the moments of hilarity often positioned so close to cruelty or stark beauty in unexpected ways and places—helped me to remember what I loved about both reading and writing.
We are so excited that Split Lip PRINT 2 is coming into the world this month, and to get ready, we are celebrating all things print! We asked PRINT 2 contributors what was the first print journal they remembered reading, or a print story, poem, or essay they'd recommend to someone.
My first poetry professor used to hand out her contributors' copies like candy, so I honestly can't remember the first lit mag I read. I do remember Marilyn Nelson handing me the latest issue of Connecticut R...
While the regular calendar is already saying March, we haven't yet flipped over, and we're still reveling in "Corner," our February issue artwork from Danni Bellando. We love how alive her work feels and the way she constructs space. Danni recently spoke to us about her art and her process:
1. In your artist statement, you talk about creating 'a "limbo" space that rests at the intersection of human thoughts and experiences.' Can you talk about how "Corner" fits into that idea?
It's double memoir month here at Split Lip, and we are so excited that John Carr Walker is one of our featured writers. If you haven't had a chance to read his beautiful memoir "Here & There" yet, we recommend putting it at the top of your to-be-read list! Here, John tells just one thing about the inspiration behind its form:
'My essay "Here & There" began as an imitation of Natalia Ginzburg's essay "He and I," which can be found in her collection Little Virtues and in Phillip Lopate's bible The...
1.) My desk is the one I bought, very very without any money, my first year of grad school--it was the cheapest one I could find that still had a foot rest (I have long legs that tend to cramp if I can't stretch them up and out on a rest). It's still the desk I use because I wrote so much on it, that it's now like an old friend. An old friend who has so many coffee stains as to be basically a different design, but whatever.
2.) Behind my desk is my wall of things that make me happy--pictures of family...
What's the Split Lip FAM been up to in February? Glad you asked, because the answer is SO MUCH GOOD STUFF. Enjoy recent publications, check out exciting news, and don't forget to revisit their work in our archives: