Announcing our 2016 Siskiyou Prize judge!

We are delighted to announce our 2016 Siskiyou Prize judge: JoeAnn Hart. JoeAnn Hart is the author of two novels, Addled (Little Brown, 2007) and Float (Ashland Creek Press, 2013). Her essays, articles, and short fiction have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals and national publications, including Orion, Newfound, Terrain.org, and the Boston Globe Magazine. JoeAnn’s work has won a number of …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Ray Keifetz

An interview with Among Animals contributor Ray Keifetz (“Miriam’s Lantern”) Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: “Miriam’s Lantern” began as a series of prose poems called “Last Things.” I spent a melancholy night enumerating extinctions—creatures, cultures, trees, languages …  “Where to begin?” was my epigram; it could have as easily been “There’s …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Melodie Edwards

An interview with Among Animals contributor Melodie Edwards (“Bad Berry Season”) Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: When I was working for the Forest Service, a bear started raiding some Dumpsters in the small mountain town where I was living, and I thought a lot about the employees who had to problem-solve …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Suzanne Kamata

An interview with Among Animals contributor Suzanne Kamata (“Blue Murder”) Q: As an American writer living in Japan, what are the similarities and differences in the ways animals are perceived and treated in each country?  A: Animals are generally treated with reverence in Japan, probably due to the Buddhist belief that every life is sacred. …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Sara Dupree

An interview with Among Animals contributor Sara Dupree (“The Weight of Things Unsaid”) Q: What was the inspiration for your story? A: Many of the elements of my story are autobiographical. I lost my sweet, happy dog when he hopped through a hole in the ice at a time in my life I was dealing …

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