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interview Issue 27

Funny Person in a Serious Situation: Susanna Fogel on Cowriting, Kate McKinnon, and Screenplays After DOMA

by Jordan Hill Susanna Fogel wrote the epistolary novel Nuclear Family, cowrote the coming of age film Booksmart, and will direct the upcoming biopic Winner. This fall, Gulf Stream staff member Jordan Hill had an opportunity to talk with her. Here’s an edited transcript of their chat. Jordan Hill: I read that before you were […]

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2020 Summer Contest interview Issue 26

On Mentorship, Subverting Form, and dark / / thing: A Conversation with Ashley M. Jones

by Brianne Griffith Creative Nonfiction Editor Brianne Griffith spoke with author (and 2020 Summer Contest poetry judge) Ashley M. Jones at the 2019 Miami Book Fair to discuss her latest book dark / / thing, craft, and how it feels to have her former professors teach her books. I saw you read at The Betsy […]

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2020 Summer Contest interview Issue 26

Dawn Davies on the Fourth Genre, Writing Humor, and her Personal Essay Wishlist

by Kristin Gallagher Dawn Davies is an author, mother, and founder of the Whistle Tree Writers program. While the pandemic made an in-person meeting impossible this summer, Dawn and our Assistant Managing Editor Kristin Gallagher connected over email.  You earned your MFA from FIU. When you started the program, what ideas did you have about […]