Great New American Essays

Great New American Essays

"The American Scholar" Magazine: A Discussion with Stephanie Bastek

April 11, 2024

"The American Scholar" Magazine

Stephanie Bastek
Hosted by Dan Hill

Stephanie Bastek has been with The American Scholar for 10 years, where she is now senior editor. She hosts and produces the magazine’s Smarty Pants p…

"River Teeth" Magazine: A Discussion with Jill Christman and Mark Neely

April 4, 2024

"River Teeth" Magazine

Hosted by Dan Hill

Today’s spotlight is in part on the literary magazine River Teeth. I’m joined by the magazine’s senior editors, Jill Christman and Mark Ne…

"Ploughshares" Magazine: A Discussion with Ladette Randolph

March 31, 2024

"Ploughshares" Magazine

Ladette Randolph
Hosted by Dan Hill

Ladette Randolph has served as editor-in-chief of Ploughshares literary journal since 2008, where she had acquired numerous notable essays and short …

The Georgia Review: A Discussion with Gerald Maa and Maggie Su

March 22, 2024

The Georgia Review

Gerald Maa and Maggie Su
Hosted by Dan Hill

Gerald Maa has been The Georgia Review’s director and editor since 2019. During his tenure there, the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for…

The Iowa Review: A Discussion with Lynne Nugent

March 14, 2024

The Iowa Review

Lynne Nugent
Hosted by Dan Hill

Lynne Nugent is the editor of The Iowa Review and the author of a chapbook of essays, Nest, about motherhood and domesticity published by The Florida …

AGNI magazine: A Discussion with Sven Birkerts

March 7, 2024

AGNI magazine

Sven Birkerts
Hosted by Dan Hill

Sven Birkerts is the co-editor of AGNI magazine, an essayist, and a literary critic perhaps best known for his book The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of…

The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting

March 1, 2024

The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting

Lee Gutkind
Hosted by Dan Hill

Lee Gutkind is the founder of the literary magazine, Creative Nonfiction. He’s edited or authored over 30 books during his time on the faculty of, fir…

"Michigan Quarterly Review" magazine

February 22, 2024

"Michigan Quarterly Review" magazine

Chandrica Barua
Hosted by Dan Hill

Chandrica Barua is the Nonfiction and Online Editor for MQR. A PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature, her dissertation fo…

Steven Harvey, "The Beloved Republic" (Wandering Aengus Press, 2023)

February 15, 2024

The Beloved Republic

Steven Harvey
Hosted by Dan Hill

Steven Harvey is the author of numerous books, including his latest collection of essays The Beloved Republic (Wandering Aengus Press). Besides being …

"The New England Review" magazine: A Discussion with Elizabeth Kadetsky

February 8, 2024

"The New England Review" magazine

Elizabeth Kadetsky
Hosted by Dan Hill

The New England Review bills itself as a “snapshot of the literary moment,” which for my guest Elizabeth Kadetsky means great writing, of course, but …

"Fourth Genre" Magazine: A Chat with Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin

February 1, 2024

"Fourth Genre" Magazine

Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin
Hosted by Dan Hill

Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin are English professors at Brigham Young University. Madden’s latest book is Disparates (U Nebraska Press, 2020) and F…

"The Sun" Magazine: A Chat with Derek Askey

January 25, 2024

"The Sun" Magazine

Derek Askey
Hosted by Dan Hill

Derek Askey is an associate editor on staff at The Sun magazine, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. What qualifies as a Sun essay? As noted by…

"Solstice" Magazine: A Discussion with Richard Hoffman

January 24, 2024

"Solstice" Magazine

Richard Hoffman
Hosted by Dan Hill

Richard Hoffman is the creative nonfiction editor at Solstice and is the author of seven books, including two memoirs and four books of poetry. He’s …

Bill Meiners, "Sport Literate" and "Game: A Sport Literate Anthology" (2023)

January 23, 2024

Sport Literate and Game

William Meiners
Hosted by Dan Hill

William Meiners is a writer, editor, and teacher living in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He created Sport Literate as a graduate student at Columbia Colle…

"n+1" Magazine: A Discussion with Dayna Tortorici

January 22, 2024

"n+1" Magazine

Dayna Tortorici
Hosted by Dan Hill

Dayna Tororici is the co-editor of n + 1 magazine, located in New York City. She’s been on staff for the past 10 years, following her studies at Brown…