ELJ Editions authors Jessica Walsh, Tammy Robacker, and Joanna Valente discuss the impulse behind their collections and weapons of poetic technique.
“As I found my spiritual path, I began to care more about helping others.” – Beni Prasad Bhatt, manager of KHEL Charities
In Amy Strauss Friedman’s poetry collection Gathered Bones are Known to Wander (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016), the familiar is made strange and surreal, and what’s “real” is slippery at best.
Julianna DeMicco talks with Kazim Ali about his collection of essays Anaïs Nin: An Unprofessional Study (Agape Editions, 2017) and how he engages both critically and creatively with the book’s subject matter.
Julianna DeMicco talks with poet Nandini Dhar about her latest poetry collection Historians of Redundant Moments (Agape Editions, 2016), global domesticity, and how young girls get politicized.
Justin Cascio on how the online transgender community consistently repeats the essential, life-saving message that trans lives matter.
Tammy Robacker’s poetry collection R (Seven Kitchens Press) sets masculinity and the male gaze against female adolescence to heartbreaking effect.
We are pleased to share that we have nominated the following three poems for Bettering American Poetry 2016: “Football Season,” by Margaret Bashaar, from Some Other Stupid Fruit. “Dive Straight into the Wreck,” by Joanna C. Valente, from Xenos. “The Key Club,” by Saba Syed Razvi, from her Elgin Award-nominated collection of poetry, In the Crocodile Gardens. Congratulations…
Janeen Pergrin Rastall reviews Amorak Huey’s Ha Ha Ha Thump, a collection that finds humor and beauty in every situation it encounters.
Fox Frazier-Foley introduces a Called to Work, a monthly column that chronicles the ways in which spirituality drives worldly labor.
QueerSexWords (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) by Caseyrenée Lopez sings with grief and power in its exploration of sexuality and what it means to love in a hostile world.
Esmé Weijun Wang’s novel The Border of Paradise (The Unnamed Press, 2016) forces readers to question how they define their own happiness and spirituality.