Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Russell

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Russell

What do you think is the most significant impact social media has had on the poetry world recently?  At the same time that social media...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — B.B.P. Hosmillo

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — B.B.P. Hosmillo

What’s the earliest experience, or a stand-out experience, you can remember that made you realize that you can be yourself, write as yourself, and write...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

What poets do you identify with, or feel you are grouped with by editors, readers, conference organizers, or educators? What misconceptions do you see about...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Phillip B. Williams

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Phillip B. Williams

Do you feel that your writing is necessarily assumed to be autobiographical? How do you feel about this assumption? I think there is an assumption...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Yates

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Lauren Yates

Do you feel that your writing is necessarily assumed to be autobiographical? How do you feel about this assumption? The vast majority of my writing is...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Christopher Soto

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Christopher Soto

How do you practice self-care when writing about difficult subject matter? I try not to force myself into retraumatization when writing. I don’t think it’s...