The Lives of Writers

Marisa Siegel

Episode Summary

Michael talks to Marisa Siegel about her time as owner/eic of The Rumpus, poetry as a thread through her life, writing and editing FIXED STARS (Burrow Press, 2022), writing the personal in poetry vs essay, writing about the writing, approaching prose vs poetry, and new work.

Episode Notes

Michael talks to Marisa Siegel about her time as owner/eic of The Rumpus, poetry as a thread through her life, writing and editing FIXED STARS (Burrow Press, 2022), writing the personal in poetry vs essay, writing about the writing, approaching prose vs poetry, and new work.

Marisa Siegal is the author of the poetry book Fixed Stars (Burrow Press, 2022). She’s the senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press and an editor-at-large for The Rumpus. Her poems have recently appeared or are soon forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, Hobart, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and Autofocus, and her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019).

Podcast theme: DJ Garlik & Bertholet's "Special Sause" used with permission from Bertholet.