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Q: If you publish writing, who are your favorite writers? If you publish art, who are your favorite artists?

A: John Donne, T.S. Eliot, G.K. Chesterton, Byron, Herbert, Rumi, Blake, and many more

A: Favorite writers: Michael Ondaatje, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marilynne Robinson, Tracy Kidder, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julie Schumacher, Naomi Shihab Nye, Mary Oliver, and Gary Soto.

A: We publish literary criticism/analysis of the kind that opens up to the history of ideas.

A: Philip Levine
Mary Oliver
Richard Hugo

A: Too many to narrow down to a few...

A: Favorite writers are Alice Munro, Joan Didion, Jhumpa Lahiri...the list is long. upstreet doesn't publish artwork.

Vivian Dorsel, Editor/Publisher of upstreet, 24 April 2019

A: Italo Calvino
Flannery O'Connor
Franz Kafka
Etgar Keret
Ben Katchor
Gertrude Stein
Djuna Barnes
Clarice Lispector
César Aira
Roberto Bolaño
Kathy Acker
Lydia Davis

Dominic Caruso, Publisher of is this up, 23 April 2019

A: Dominic Chambers, Adrienne Maree Brown, Victoria Nelson, Mark Fisher, Devan Shimoyama, Prince, Jasbir Puar, Sara Ahmed

Mauve Perle Tahat, Executive Editor, Founder of TERSE. Journal, 09 April 2019

A: I enjoy reading almost any kind of fiction but I have a soft spot for American classics, such as Philip Roth, Kurt Vonnegut and Philip Dick

A: Marilynne Robinson, Chase Twichell, Russell Banks, Daniel Harris, Carryl Philllips, Dubravka Ugresic, Phillip Lopate, Vijay Seshadri, Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, Nick Flynn, Katha Pollitt, Susie Linfield, Carolyn FOrché, Richie Hoffmann, Tom Healy, Robert Pinsky, Frank Bidart, Louise Gluck, Carl Phillips...many others!

Peg Boyers, Executive Editor of Salmagundi, 26 March 2019

A: My personal favorites include Ernest Hemingway, Jeff Shaara, John Steinbeck, Elmer Kelton, Louis L'Amour, Don Coldsmith, Mark Twain, Bernard Cornwell and James Michener.

A: I'm big into the modernists for all literature. For me, on writers living elsewhere, it's Hemingway in A Moveable Feast, that inspired so much of my desiring an expat life, who began to show me what it was like to live and exist in another world. It's also the candidness and vulnerability in authors like Gilbert, in her very human confrontations and struggles. Also earlier writers that you read in Lit class, like Melville and Hawthorne, or others you'll find flipping through the anthologies. I'm reading Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek right now, and am in love with her content, voice and style. Some of it is just breathtaking.