Steven Wingate’s debut short story collection, Wifeshopping, won the Bakeless Prize in Fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2008. His prose poetry chapbook The Birth of Trigonometry in the Bones of Olduvai was published by Finishing Line Press, and a second collection of prose poems, Thirty-One Octets: Incantations and Meditations, was released by WordTech Communications/CW Books. He is an Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University, where he directs the Great Plains Writers Conference. Visit his author website at www.stevenwingate.com.
“I suppose if flash fiction were a running form, it would be a sprint. One that requires a lot of thinking and training and art to have a good, solid race”: Kim Chinquee with Steve Wingate on her new collection of flash fiction, Veer, out this spring from Ravenna Press.
“I tell my students to focus on developing aspects of their characters that they don’t share”: Neil Connelly talks with Steven Wingate about presses tiny and huge, teaching in MFA programs, and his new collection, In the Wake of Our Vows.
“Is it possible for us to solve a problem our ancestors struggled with and by doing so liberate not only ourselves but also them, retroactively, and allow them repose as well? Reversing the direction of time’s arrow was an idea I wanted to explore in this novel.”