Sunday, October 20, 2013

Delphi Marks One Year

I'm so pleased and proud to note that Delphi Quarterly, the journal of online interviews with writers of literary prose and poetry that started as a small idea in my head last fall has marked a whole year of existence with its fourth issue this fall.
It's been a tremendous year, and I could not have done it without the help of my early co-editor and fellow-interviewer, Joe Ponepinto, and newer co-editors Dan Gutstein and Shilpa Kameswaran, nor without the interest, enthusiasm, and intellectualism of every single writer-interviewer who has worked assiduously on thoughtful and thought-provoking interviews all year--including Linda Legters, Ankita Bhargava, writers from the Bangalore Writers' Workshop, Jenn Alandy, and again, Dan and Shilpa who started with Delphi as interviewers first. 
The year has been wide-ranging and diverse: in earlier issues, we have featured interviews with poets, experimental prose writers, fiction writers, writing teachers, and writer-publishers: Neil Shepard, Gretchen Henderson, Farah Ghuznavi, Sharbari Ahmed, Maureen Thorson, Kathleen Rooney, Justin Sirois, Rheea Mukherjee, Bhumika Anand, Tania Hershman, Steve Himmer, Dan Cafaro, Minal Hijratwalla, and Sarah Gorham.
Truly, we are a writing community, and I thank you all for being and becoming a part of Delphi.
The Fall Issue presents the work of writers Patricia Sarrafian Ward, Dan Gutstein, and writers from the Afghan Women Writers' Project.  Please drop in for a read.
And if you'd like to interview for Delphi, or if you have a book of fiction/creative non-fiction/poetry/ecology or a play or film or a writing workshop you'd like to profile, please drop us a line. We want to hear from you!