Interviews, Book Reviews & Solicited Commentary


Solicited interviews, book reviews, and praise-blurb commentary available upon request


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October 17th, 2019: My interview at the Miami Book Fair with the great Charles Simic, former poet laureate of the United States, is up on Aquifer, the online portal for book reviews and interviews for The Florida Review is available here: Charles Simic Interview




February 27th, 2019: Read an interview with poet Marie Howe  in Aquifer from the Miami Book Festival where Howe discusses her latest poetry collection, 1744863.jpg17448631744863, historical religious texts, Mary Magdalene, the work of the poet, and space in poems.



Poet, Lana Issam Ghannam, MFA

Two Tongues by Lana Issam Ghannam, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press’ New Women’s Voices Series, 2019: Praise Commentary



September 4th, 2018: Judith Roney & Danez Smith discuss poetry & Don’t Call US Dead in Aquifer, The Florida Review’s online portal for literary art, interviews & book reviews. Read the interview, held at the Miami Book Fair, here.


2018: Judith Roney, for The Florida Review’s Aquifer, interviews poet Sandra Simonds, whose latest poetry collection is Orlando, published by Wave Books. Read the interview here.



Book review appearing in Cultural Weekly on Nicole Ross Rollender’s prize-winning collection, Louder Then Everything You Love. Read the review here.