CQ Speaks is the voice of The Carolina Quarterly. Join us monthly for an irreverent mix of curated readings, interviews with authors, editor tell-alls, and issue release parties. For readers, writers, and the curious.
On Certainty with Kristen Case
Colin Dekeersgieter sits down with Kristen Case to talk about her work “On Certainty” in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue. They discuss the ethics of the “you” in writing and the limits of our knowledge of an other, precision in language, the home’s connection to writing, and more! Enjoy.
Suite/Music with Patrick Milian
Colin Dekeersgieter talks with Patrick Milian about his suite of poems in the Winter 2021 issue of The Carolina Quarterly. They talk about the ethics of form, the freedom of collaboration, and more. Patrick reads three of his poems from the issue.
On Field Music With Alexandria Hall
Colin Dekeersgieter sits down with Alexandria Hall to discuss her poetry collection Field Music (2020). They discuss the art of mishearing, abundance and porosity, the shame of thinking poetically, and more. Alexandria reads three poems. There's some giggling.
Colin Dekeersgieter talks with Leo Collins about Maurice Natanson's essay "Academic Madness" from the Winter 1963 issue of The Carolina Quarterly. Raymond Carver is ignored. Colin maybe sealions. Things get personal.
Harvey's "The Coat of Many Coloreds"
Colin Dekeersgieter sits down with essayist and fiction writer Alisa Koyrakh to discuss Aisha A. Harvey's short story "The Coat of Many Coloreds" in the Summer 2020 Issue. Stay tuned to the end to hear Adam Houle read his poem "Easy Bird."
The Spring 2020 Issue
Colin sits down with editor-in-chief Kylan Rice to talk about the Spring 2020 issue of The Carolina Quarterly. This episode features readings by poet Jessica Q. Stark. Enjoy!
Behind the Scenes at the CQ
Good interviews and behind the scenes peaks at how a lit journal gets made. Record more episodes y’all!