All the good news (we’ve heard about) from our contributors:
- “But You Haven’t,” an erasure of pages from The Old Man and the Sea, is up over on Nostrovia! Tavern.
- Poems for Ivan was released 11 June 2016!
Ghost Skin (Porkbelly Press, 2016)
by Jennifer Hanks
- Jennifer’s chapbook Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2016) was just released. (Her chap from Porkbelly is forthcoming as of this writing.)
hiku [pull] (Porkbelly Press, 2016)
by James A. H. White
- hiku [pull] was released 24 June 2016!
Everything I Own (Porkbelly Press, 2016)
by Angela Just
- Everything I Own was released on 7 June 2016!
Rooted by Thirst (Porkbelly Press, 2016)
by Tina Mozelle Braziel
- a blog interview at Live Your Poem with Irene Latham, in which she says things like “We plan to burn lines of poetry into walls of our house.” Yesssss.
Emerson claims that “Colleges and books only copy the language which the field and the work-yard made.” That rings true to me, especially when I discover words like “rock-bar” and “squarings” that feel so invigorating. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the term “sistering” which means nailing one board against another for additional strength. Such concepts and words recalibrate my perspective of what makes a home, what it means to claim a place as our own. And that feeds my writing. // more
My Heart in Aspic (Porkbelly Press, 2016)
by Sonya Vatomsky // @coolniceghost
- “I am reminded via email to resubmit my preferences for the schedule” is part of the American Academy of Poets poem-a-day series at poets.org.
- Four poems (with audio!) at Infoxicated Corner: 2016 Spotlight Series via Thethe Poetry.
“Except let’s not hold off on the giant cake. & let’s not hold off on being
irreversibly in love. Happiness needs no preparation or warrantee
or reason. I’m ready to say that. I’m ready to watch any romcom/action
combo where two people topple tyranny, fall in love. I’m ready
for the movie where four people topple tyranny, fall in love,
& make consensual arrangements to keep it open.
Or six people just stay in & become best friends. Or seven
billion people befriend themselves…” | more
- Episode 55 of the SAFTAcast features Chen Chen. (SAFTAcast is a Sundress Academy for the Arts production.) This is a podcast pretty much about everything but writing, though they do sneak in a little bit about the art of translation.
Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press, 2016)
by E. Kristin Anderson // @ek_anderson
- EKA’s poem “Between 50 and 64% of rats will self-administer diazepam” is up at The Boiler!