portrait One on One Archives

Okla Elliott

Issue No. 188 ~ January, 2013

Okla Elliott, author of the story collection, From a Crooked Timber (Press 53, 2011), is the Illinois Distinguished Fellow at the University of Illinois, where he works in the fields of comparative literature and trauma studies.

Amber Hansen

Issue No. 187 ~ December, 2012

Drawing, painting, video, and performance are all mediums our December Artist utilizes in her involved, relevant creations. Native Iowan turned Kansan, Amber Hansen proudly represents the Midwest. Beginning her artistic endeavors early on, she was determined to learn despite the lack of artistic outlets/resources in …

Sarah Suzor

Issue No. 187 ~ December, 2012

Suzor’s poetry has been published widely, as well as anthologized, translated and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Venice, California where she is a founding editor for Highway 101 Press, and a guest lecturer for the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris.

Pinckney Benedict

Issue No. 185 ~ October, 2012

Pinckney Benedict is the author of three collections of short stories, his most recent being Miracle Boy and Other Stories (Press53, 2010) and also the Steinbeck-Award winning crime novel, The Dogs of God, published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

Serena Perrone

Issue No. 185 ~ October, 2012

Serena Perrone’s artwork is distinct, focused, eye-catching, and extremely detailed.

James Grady

Issue No. 183 ~ August, 2012

James Grady (http://www.jamesgrady.net/) is the author of several thriller novels, screenplays, articles, and over a dozen critically acclaimed thrillers, including his best known novel, Six Days of the Condor, which was adapted into the classic film Three Days of the Condor, staring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.

Sean Watson

Issue No. 183 ~ August, 2012

Born and raised in North Carolina, Sean has traveled far and wide while still maintaining his passion for photography. Sean specializes in fashion-inspired-portraiture, balancing his love for creating with his full time job in the corporate creative realm.

Pablo Medina

Issue No. 182 ~ July, 2012

Pablo Medina is a critically acclaimed poet and novelist whose most recent novel, Cubop City Blues, was published earlier this year by Grove Press. At the age of 12, Medina and his family moved from Cuba to New York City.

Bobbie Ann Mason

Issue No. 182 ~ July, 2012

Mason's first short stories were published in The New Yorker, and subsequently included in her first book of fiction, Shiloh & Other Stories (1982), which won the PEN/Hemingway Award. The story collection was also nominated for the American Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Amina Gautier

Issue No. 181 ~ June, 2012

Amina Gautier is the winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her short story collection At-Risk. Seventy-five of her stories have been published, appearing in Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, and Southern Review among other places.