ELJ Editions authors Jessica Walsh, Tammy Robacker, and Joanna Valente discuss the impulse behind their collections and weapons of poetic technique.
Jennifer Bartlett on ableism, Trump’s election, and its implications for people with disabilities.
Hoa Nguyen’s poetry collection Violet Energy Ingots (Wave Books, 2016) weaves a rough tapestry of domestic objects and daily tasks that also reveal how we long to grow our own cultural garden.
Arielle Greenberg writes about the magic of Halloween on Cedar Street, a place known for drawing trick-or-treaters from all over the county.
Saumya Arya Haas explores the cultural ramifications of Universal Studio’s portrayal of voodoo as horror entertainment.
Amber Flame describes how the absence of her father shaped her approach to religious experience, first through Christianity and then Buddhism.
Noh Anothai discusses his poem “Sappho Responds,” which contemplates the Pulse attack from Sappho’s view that love—not violence—is the subject worth glorifying.
Edward Loera reflects on lost love and his visits to the shrine Santuario de Plateros where pilgrims fill the walls with wishes to el Santo Niño de Atocha.