K.E. Ogden

About K.E. Ogden

Kirsten Ogden is one of the very first bloggers for the KR Blog. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and journals. She is a 2019 winner of the Henri Coulette Memorial Award in poetry and a recipient of the Cal State LA Center for Contemporary Poetry & Poetics fellowship to China. A poet laureate of Gambier, Ohio, Kirsten has been a teacher in the Young Writers at Kenyon program for 15 years and is Associate Professor at Pasadena City College. Find her online at kirstenogden.com

An Interview with Poet, Photographer, and Novelist Devi S. Laskar

K. E. Ogden

Devi S. Laskar is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and holds an MFA from Columbia University. The Atlas of Reds and Blues—winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and the Crook’s Corner Book Prize—is her first novel. It was selected by The Georgia Center for the Book as a book “All Georgians Should Read,” long-listed for the DSC Prize in South Asian…

An Artist’s Life: An Interview with Marcia Butler, author of Pickle’s Progress

Marcia Butler’s debut novel, Pickle’s Progress, has been hailed by Michael Schaub of NPR as “Surprising and audacious…. Pickle’s Progress is a deeply weird novel that succeeds because of Butler’s willingness to take risks and her considerable charisma — she’s a gifted storyteller with a uniquely dry sense of humor and a real sympathy for her characters… a promising fiction debut from a writer who seems…

“This thing I use to stay alive” – An Interview with Poet Husnaa Hashim

Husnaa Hashim is the author of Honey Sequence published by The Head & The Hand,  a nonprofit, independent publishing company and writers’ workshop based in Philadelphia. She was the 2017-2018 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and is a former attendee at the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshops. Husnaa competed with the Philly Youth Poetry Movement at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in 2016…

An interview with Louisiana Poet Laureate Jack Bedell

Dr. Jack Bedell is a Professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University and the author of nine books, including Call and Response (with Darrell Bourque, 2010), Come Rain, Come Shine (2006), What Passes for Love (2001), Bone-Hollow, True: New & Selected Poems (2013), Elliptic (2016), and Revenant (2016). As editor of Southeastern’s literary magazine Louisiana Literature since 1992, he has published numerous writers, contributed to Louisiana…

A Conversation with poet July Westhale

The Necessity of Dangerous Poetry and the Power of Voice July Westhale visited Kirsten Ogden’s class at Pasadena City College in April 2018 and continued a conversation with students over coffee and sandwiches, followed by a formal reading and talk with a larger group of PCC campus community members. Questions and comments in this roundtable discussion are from Kirsten as well as students and campus…