Interview with Zefyr Lisowski
Release Date: 12/18/2019
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In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Zefyr Lisowski about her book Blood Box.
Zefyr Lisowski is a trans and queer writer, artist, and North Carolinian currently living in NYC. She's a Poetry Co-editor for Apogee Journal and the author of Blood Box, winner of the Black River Editor's Choice Award from Black Lawrence Press and forthcoming fall 2019; she's also the author of the microchap Wolf Inventory (Ghost City Press, 2018) and is a 2019 Tin House Summer Workshop Fellow.
Zefyr's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lit Hub, Nat. Brut., Muzzle Magazine, and DIAGRAM, among many other places; she's also received support from Sundress Academy for the Arts, McGill University, the New York Live Ideas Fest, and the 2019 CUNY Graduate Center Adjunct Incubator Grant for the arts. A 2018 nominee for the Pushcart Prize, she also goes by Zef.
Media, artists, books, etc mentioned in this episode:
- Sharon Pollock's play Blood Relations
- Angela Davis's short story "The Fall River Axe Murders"
- Angela Davis's Bloody Chamber
- Lizzie Borden's film Born in Flames
- Lizzie (2018 film)
- Muriel Leung
- Joey De Jesus
- Jessie Rice Evans
- Cyree Jarelle Johnson's SLINGSHOT
(and here's my interview with Cyree)
- Diana Khoi Nguyen's Ghost Of
- Johanna Hedva's "Sick Woman Theory"
- @Mx_ctrl is my Instagram handle, and...I definitely failed Inktober
- Samuel Ace/ Linda Smukler's Meet Me There: Normal Sex & Home in three days. Don't wash.
Editor and Social Media Manager: Mitchel Davidovitz
Sound of Waves Breaking is "Cicada Single" by Jedo.