Jennifer Tseng’s “Not so dear Jenny” (Bateau Press, 2017), the winner of the 2016 Boom Chapbook Contest, is born from a 30-year correspondence with her father. These poems are intimate missives on parenting, longing, and heartbreak.
Marlena Chertock’s collection “On that one-way trip to Mars” (Bottlecap Press, 2016), contemplates the beauty on the earth and in the universe and how quickly it can dissipate if we aren’t careful.
Megan Merchant’s The Dark’s Humming (Glass Lyre Press, March 2017) speaks to the maternal experience in the most intimate and real ways: its joys, fears, and the eternal, overwhelming responsibility.
Will Flaherty talks with Steven Sanchez about the influences behind his chapbook Photographs of Our Shadows (Agape Editions, 2017) and how he accesses vulnerability and strength through poetry.
Learn more about the First Amendment, why it was created, the rights it protects, and how this amendment impacts the average person.
Jessie Carty’s “Shopping After the Apocalypse” (Dancing Girl Press, 2016) contemplates solitude and the will to survive.
Fox Frazier-Foley and Julianna DeMicco discuss the law as literature.
In Sarah J. Sloat’s Heiress To A Small Ruin (Dancing Girl Press, 2016), household objects and common domestic scenarios breathe, grow, and make choices on every page, but there is nothing common about them.
Herman Beavers discusses music’s influence in his life and poetry. See how music informs the structure of his new collection Obsidian Blues, how jazz and blues help him shape the poetic line, and why music is a way to access personal history.
Julianna DeMicco talks with poet Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick about her latest poetry collection A Stranger Longing (Agape Editions, 2017), mental health and bipolar type 2 personalities, and how the outside world influences and informs the internal world.
Kelly Lorraine Andrews’ “I want to eat so many kinds of cake with you” offers an honest, witty look at lust, lost love, and isolation. Seductive as cake.
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