News Flash: There’s No Central Office Called #MeToo

News Flash: There’s No Central Office Called #MeToo

1 I’d already had a bad day when I read Daphne Merkin’s now-infamous Op-Ed in The New York Times, “Publicly, We Say #MeToo. Privately, We...

Body of a Poem: From Zines to Novels, Genderqueer on the Page

Body of a Poem: From Zines to Novels, Genderqueer on the Page

I began writing as a zinester sixteen years ago, just days after I ran away from my abusive childhood home. I discovered zines, self-produced publications...

VIDA Reviews! Monster Portraits by Sofia Samatar & Del Samatar — Inclusion as Key to Renewal

VIDA Reviews! Monster Portraits by Sofia Samatar & Del Samatar — Inclusion as Key to Renewal

For as long as there has been storytelling, there have been monsters. In Egypt it was Anubis and Bastet. In India Dawon, Pishacha, and Kaliya....

Report from the Field: The Fearful I: Confessional Modes of Address and Speaking the Self

Report from the Field: The Fearful I: Confessional Modes of Address and Speaking the Self

When I crested 12 and took the first tentative steps down authorship’s overgrown path, the trees and buzzing insects spoke with the voices of Sylvia...

Conformity’s Labor & Tips to Make Poetry Events More Accessible to People who are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing

Conformity’s Labor & Tips to Make Poetry Events More Accessible to People who are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing

When I was leading anti-bias retreats at the University of Richmond, I also founded a campus-wide book discussion series focused on justice issues. One year,...

VIDA Reviews! There Is a Case That I Am, by torrin a. greathouse

VIDA Reviews! There Is a Case That I Am, by torrin a. greathouse

torrin a. greathouse’s There Is a Case That I Am (2017, Damaged Goods Press) is concerned with the mathematics of the body torn asunder because...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 — Lisa Summe

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 — Lisa Summe

What have you been reading, watching, or listening to lately? What new or emerging writer do you want the world to know about? Who would...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 – Chia-Lun Chang

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 – Chia-Lun Chang

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...