Jan Bowman

Entry 242 – Margaret Mackinnon on Poetry’s Connections Between Obscurity & Mystery

Virginia Poet Margaret Mackinnon, winner of the 2014 Library of Virginia Poetry Award and the 2011 GERALD CABLE BOOK AWARD for THE INVENTED CHILD, talks with Jan Bowman about connecting the lines between the obscure and the mysterious.

Entry 239 – Tony Deaton – on Practice, Podcasts, & Talking to Your Performing Self

Tony Deaton’s new book, STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! A Practical Guide to Vocal Technique and Performance was just released and offers down-to-earth tips to anyone involved in vocal performance.

Entry 238 – The Trion Syndrome – Interview with Author Tom Glenn

Tom Glenn’s newest novel, The Trion Syndrome is slated for publication November 2015. These days he is a reviewer for The Washington Independent Review of Books where he specializes in books on war and Vietnam.

Entry 237 “In Everything, Birds” – Interview with Poet Debbi Brody


New Interview with Santa Fe, NM poet, Debbi Brody on her newest book of poetry,”In Everything, Birds” published at the end of May 2015.

Entry 236 – Do Writers Have a Code of Ethics?

Stephanie Spector of Roanoke Review (online – January 2015) asked me about my thoughts on Ethics in Writing.

Entry 235 – Stephanie Spector Interviews Jan Bowman

Stephanie Spector of the Roanoke Review (online site) Interviews Jan Bowman (January 2015) about her multiple writing projects.

Entry 234 – Serendipity & Story: Roanoke Review Interview

Stephanie Spector of the Roanoke Review Interviewed me in January 2015 about writing and my story, “Mermaids” that won the Roanoke Review fiction prize (see archives 2012 issue). Go to their website to read it all.

Entry # 232 – “Interview with Deepan Chatterjee”

Deepan said, “I wrote this book for a variety of readers – those who grew up in a foreign country (like I did) and then immigrated to the United States, those who reside here and wish to learn about other cultures and traditions, and anyone in general who loves reading short fiction and poetry.”

Entry # 230 – Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal by Alexandra Johnson.

Entry three in a series – useful craft books. Sometimes when writers face a temporary lag in their productivity, when the flame of inspiration flickers a bit, it helps to read practical books on craft.

Entry # 228 – “Crafty Readings for Beginning Writers”

Le Guin says, “Some people see art as a matter of control. I see it mostly as a matter of self-control. It’s like this: in me there’s a story that wants to be told. It is my end; I am its means.”