This month's featured memoir, "Track Changes in English," is part of our Collaborative Voices folio with Indiana Review and comes from Kenneth Lee. (Read it read it read it read it!) He recently took some time to talk about how he approached his essay as a collaboration (and to share a picture of his most excellent bookshelf, if you need additional reading inspiration!):
1) How did you define collaboration for the purpose of the Collaborative Voices folio?
We are so excited that Tyrese Coleman has joined the Split Lip FAM as a contributing editor. Her book How to Sitwas a finalist for the 2019 PEN Open Book Award. Go ahead and take a moment to applaud, because we are (and then get your copy), then help us welcome Tyrese officially with 19 Rounds:
1. Early bird or night owl?
I have children, and therefore, no concept of time.
2. What was your worst haircut?
I always had a wonderful head of thick, long hair to my mother's annoyance. At some point in 19...
The Way Down Wanderers have the trait I love most about my fellow Midwesterners: they refuse to be categorized. Hailing from Peoria, IL, the band draws influences from everywhere and every genre, from bluegrass to roots rock to jazz, classical, and more. Give their sophomore album illusions one listen and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. I recently chatted with one of the band’s two main songwriters, Collin Krause, about their new LP, the great Midwest, and what it means to take risks in yo...
Our collaborative folio with Indiana Review is no ordinary issue, and so this month's Now Playing is no ordinary feature. We asked our contributors to talk about their favorite collaborations, musical and otherwise, and the stories folded within:
The saxophone and bass sample from Tom Scott’s cover of “Today” wins you over immediately. It’s the driving force of the track!! And when Jefferson Airplane first performed the original “Today,” there wasn’t a saxophone featured at all. You have th...
We couldn't turn the page on our April issue without taking a moment to talk to the featured artist, Saba Farhoudnia. We love the voice in her work and the vibrant use of color. She recently took some time to talk about her approach to painting and about "Yummy Wiggle," April's featured artwork:
1. Can you talk about your approach to painting the figure and how it has changed over time?
The figures have been the main part of my paintings, even my most recent paintings are mostly abstract, but still, th...