Suspend Your Disbelief

Mindy Misener


Mindy Misener grew up in Maine. In 2014 she received an MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writer’s Program. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan. Suggested reads: The Transit of Venus, by Shirley Hazzard; The Book of Ruth, by Jane Hamilton; and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra.


Interviews |

On Humor and Humility: An Interview with Michael Perry

“I was feeling quite self-satisfied when I showed [Dean Bakopoulos, friend and novelist] the passage that described Carolyn. I showed it to him because I thought, ‘Oh, he’s going to get a kick out of this; it’s pretty funny.’ And he comes back with, ‘Yes, it is funny, you’re right. But you can’t do this to her. She needs to have some dimension.’ I get those reminders in real life, too.” Mindy Misener chats with Michael Perry about his new novel, The Jesus Cow, and his transition from non-fiction to fiction.