Although John Brandon is an MFA graduate of the writing program at Washington University in St. Louis, while drafting the novel Arkansas, he “worked at a lumber mill, a windshield warehouse, a Coca-Cola distributor, and several small factories producing goods made of rubber and plastic.”
“I have a troubled relationship with lyrics.”
Artist Jane South discusses how her large-scale, wall-mounted constructions explore the "phenomenological experience of architecture."
“Perfection and music are not necessarily related, I do not wish for the music to be perfect but to move the listener in some way.”
“I love poetry, but I can’t stand literariness, if that makes any sense. I think that is what drew me to music and away from writing.”
“The music I make is primarily based around me sitting in front of a computer tweaking things until my computer decides it doesn’t want to work anymore and crashes…That makes for a pretty dull live show.”
“I am ready to spend weeks on one song until I finally get as close as possible to that vision. Yet, my ways of getting there are rather unpredictable.”
Ash LaRose is a Burlington, Vermont-based photographer whose images explore the beauty–and vulnerability–of young women.
“I love history. A lot of how I view art has to deal with how art has been involved with history. I look at a lot of old things.”
“I’m increasingly intolerant of religious fundamentalism of any variety. Irrationality gets under my skin.”