Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum (2012)

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum’s poems, essays, reviews, podcasts and interviews recently appear or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including the Writers Chronicle, The Southern Poetry Anthology, the Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Copper Nickel, New Letters, Glimmer Train, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Potomac Review and the Southern Indiana Review. He writes a web-column, poetry=am^k as a contributing editor for the Southern Indiana Review and is founder and editor of and managing editor of He teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado-Denver. [2012]


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Mar 01 2010

A Conversation with Robert Wrigley

If you don’t love stories, then what takes the place of that desire? We live by stories; they are the bedrock of articulate human existence. It’s not possible to imagine a world in which there are no stories. The problem comes in the telling, of course. In my family, stories were a kind of spendable currency, and everyone told them. I suppose if one were determined to forget where he came from, that would require a kind of militant denial of one’s own past, and while such a denial might be eff ected, it’s really a species of pathology.

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Dec 01 2008

A Conversation with Rodney Jones

I grew up four miles outside of a town of six hundred, and by the time I was thirteen, I knew most of those people. My father knew all of them and others for miles around, men and women, black and white, and when he met a person he did not know, it was not long before he made a connection with someone that they both knew. In fact, most of the talk in the country was about people, and not just the living or the recently dead. There was a kind of web, a legending and a curiosity that enclosed us. I take that with me, and I imagine that the longer cultural habit does go back to Chaucer, but not just through books and not just through language.