The Photic Zone interview series spotlights Split Rock Review contributors to gain insight on their creative work, their sense of place and practice, and the small wonders that bring them joy. It is curated by Michelle Menting. 


Interview with Cindy King

Cindy King’s work has appeared in The Sun, Callaloo, North American Review, African American Review, American Literary Review, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Utah, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Dixie State University and Editor of The Southern Quill.


Interview with Jack B. Bedell

Jack B. Bedell is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. His latest collections are Elliptic (Yellow Flag Press, 2016), Revenant (Blue Horse Press, 2016), and No Brother, This Storm (Mercer University Press, 2018). He has recently been appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve as Louisiana Poet Laureate 2017-2019. 


Interview With Carol Alexander

Carol Alexander’s books include Environments (Dos Madres Press, 2018), Habitat Lost (Cave Moon Press, 2017), and Bridal Veil Falls (Flutter Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Alexander is also the author of books for young readers. She works in the field of educational publishing.