Body of a Poem: La Loca

Body of a Poem: La Loca

I remember it like it was today because it was yesterday, maybe this week, this month, or I’m not sure. I remember a group of...

Compassionate Curating: Your Experience Is Valid

Compassionate Curating: Your Experience Is Valid

To put it simply, being an editor is difficult—and especially so when you are dealing with work that is crucial, urgent, and traumatic. As an...

Compassionate Curating: Editing Halal If You Hear Me

Compassionate Curating: Editing Halal If You Hear Me

Fatimah Asghar: There are as many ways of being Muslim as there are Muslims. That was the first thing that Safia and I talked about when...

Compassionate Curating: Creating Black Intentional Literary Spaces

Compassionate Curating: Creating Black Intentional Literary Spaces

I will always remember this past summer as one riddled with Black death. I was living in isolation at the time, with my parents in...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Moss Angel Witchmonstr

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Moss Angel Witchmonstr

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

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Fatimah Asghar

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Fatimah Asghar

What would you like to see change in the literary world, or how would you “better” American poetry? Can American poetry be “bettered?” I think...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Joanna C Valente

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Joanna C Valente

What do you have to say to those who would suggest your writing is too intense or upsetting? Life is upsetting and intense, so why...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — manuel arturo abreu

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — manuel arturo abreu

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

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...