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Interview with Art Heifetz

Hope everyone’s having a fine Tuesday morning, or at least one better than the store is. Today’s interview is with Art Heifetz, who contributed “Bargains” to Issue 5. 
Describe your work in 25 words or less.
I enjoy telling stories, simply and musically. I want to make you smile, laugh, cry. Anything but leave you cold.
Tell me about your poem “Bargains.”
It’s about my father, his obsession with getting a good deal, and our visits to the “discount house.”
What or who inspires you to write?
My wife, Mayela, a Nicaraguan beauty. My old Peace Corps buddy Ray and his wife, Aouicha.
What authors have influenced you as a writer?
William Carlos Williams ( the subject of my never-to-be-completed dissertation), my namesake Malka Heifetz Tussman (a Yiddish American poet) and Nicaraguan poets such as Ruben Dario.
Do you have a blog/website?
Where can we read you next?
Writers Tribe Review, current issue.
What are you working on right now?
Storypoems about my family. Poems about Nicaragua. Poems about the crazy modern world.
Any advice for other writers?
Keep it simple. Write straight from the heart. Work on the rhythm of the words.
Anything else you’d like to say?
Even at 67, life still has a lot of surprises in store.

Issue 5 is Ready to Take Your Money!

Finally, you can now purchase Issue 5 (just in time for Issue 6’s submission period to start). To buy, click the Buy tab above or just click here. We’ve got poetry by Lindsay Doukopoulos, Sarah Kravitz, Jacob Euteneuer, Chiyuma Elliott, and Art Heifetz, fiction from Carly Berg, and cover art by Zakk Maher, below:


The title of the photo is “Portrait of the Artist as a 4 Year Old.” Figured it was a fine picture for our Innocence themed issue. Big thanks to Zakk for at least saving me the last minute scramble for cover art that I had to do for each previous issue. Contributors, thank you, and be on the lookout for your issues (and money, for some). Readers, please hand over your measly three dollars for an issue or five.

New submission period starts tomorrow! Author interviews next week (probably)!