An Interview with Donald Quist - Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Check out Tobias Carroll's interview with Donald Quist in Vol. 1 Brooklyn. They discuss Harbors, the writing process in the U.S. versus Thailand, choosing genres, Poet in Bangkok, and The Jerry Springer Show.

Being so far away from the USA and being submerged in a culture I didn’t entirely understand gave me plenty of opportunities for self-reflection, and also, a chance to ponder my home from afar.
— Donald Quist


Suspended between continents and cultures, Donald Quist charts the forceful undercurrents of an American identity. Through these essays Quist explores feelings of oppression and alienation as he wrestles with a single act of violence in a Washington, D.C. suburb, racial tensions in a rural South Carolina town, and the welcome anonymity of crowded Bangkok streets. These personal narratives are rich with Quist’s experience growing up as a person of color caught between parents, socioeconomic classes, and the countries he calls home.

Cover design by Maggie Chiang
Layout and design by LK James
Editing by Tatiana Ryckman
Copyediting by Emily Roberts